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And the Lord said, 

Wherefore complainest thou? 
Speak unto the children of Israel, 
That they 

GO FORWARD 

(Exodus 14:15) 

Only be thou strong 

And very courageous, 
That thou mayest observe to do 
According to all the LAW 

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THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



America Failing in the Eyes of the World — Editor, 2 

Editorial Eeview, 3 

The Kind of Laymen Our Church Needs — Henry V. Wall, 4 

The Cross the Keynote of Evangelism — G. W. Bench, 5 

The Great Objective — E. A. Eowsey, 6 



Christian Manhood — J. I. Hall, 8 

The Outlook for the Coming Year — Albert Trent, 10 

Daily Suggestions for Christian Endeavor Week — J. A. Garber, ... 11 

News from the Field, 12-16 

Business Manager 's Corner, 16 

Honor Eoll, 16 



ED ITORI AL 

America Failing in the Eyes of the World 



Since the world war got fairly, under way the eyes of the world 
have been turned toward America. At first the w.arring nations won- 
dered whether or not, we would get into the war, then they wondered 
which side we would take, and when we had gotten in they won- 
dered what our underlying motive was for entering, or in plain terms, 
what we wanted out of it. When the world had gotten our answer 
to all these questions, an,d especially to the last one, it wondered 
more than ever; it could hardly believe we were so unselfish. After 
repeatedly declaring ourselves and acting in accordance with our 
declarations, we finally brought the world actually to believe that 
we were sincere. The w,ar closed with all eyes looking up to us with 
admiration and with all nations courting our friendship. We were 
highly respected and greatly trusted. We were in a position to lead 
the nations up to a higher standard of international conduct, and we 
idid lead them rightly for a season; so eloquently did we preach our 
national ideals that the other great aations of the world began to 
be gripped by them and to aspire toward them. We led in the form- 
ation of a program for a great brotherhood of the nations, not per- 
fect by any, means, but perhaps as good as could have been accom- 
plished at this time, and far superior to the old policy of ' ' the balance 
of powers." Thus far we led, — and then we turned aside from our 
worthy course and began to play politics. Thus far we led with hon- 
or, swayed by seemingly worthy motives, and then dismounting 
from the saddle of leadership and ignoring our opportunities and re- 
sponsibilities, we became suddenly small and selfish and began to 
quarrel among ourselves and to become jealous of one another like 
children at their play. And the world is looking on with wonder 
and dismay at our petty conduct more than before at our generous 
spirit. We are falling in the eyes of the world. We are losing our 
leadership. We are covering ourselves with disgrace, and the sting 
of it is beginning to be felt. 

When the nation takes a backward step it is the church that 
feels the effects of it first. It is the church and the Christian lead- 
ers who first detect the demoralizing effects and suffer more from the 
leactionaiy tendencies set going in the lives of individuals in the 
nation. It is not surprising, therefore that Christian leaders are be- 
ginning to speak out in very positive terms. When great moral issues 
are at s+>ake no one has greater right to speak out and to exorcise 
every, right influence than the church and her leadership. Among the 
prominent voices that have been heard on this vital is.sue is that of 
Sherwood Eddy, who is close up to John B. Mott as a Christian states- 
man and has had wonderful success in his evangelistic campaigns in 
mission lands. The following paragraphs arc taken from his article 
entitled, "America on Trial:" 

"Christ stood before Pontius Pilate to be judged; yet in reality 
Pilate was judging himself. The League of Nations is presented to- 



day to the American people. Do we realize that not only is the 
League before us, but America herself is on trial before the bar of 
humanity? This is not merely a question of the self-interest of 
America; twenty-six other nations are involved with us, and America 
alone stands in a position to save the world from disaster. 

' ' I have just returned from a trip around the world since the 
Armistice, including J.apan, China, India, Egypt, Turkey and Europe. 
I have been lecturing in some fifty cities before business men, clubs, 
an,d societies throughout the country and have had an unusual oppor- 
tunity to observe public opinion. 

' ' In Europe I found a strong revulsion of feeling against the 
United States. Instead of being, as we were a year ago, the most 
popular nation, we are becoming the most hated and despised. I have 
come recently from England and France. A friend of mine in Amer- 
ican uniform told me that twice respectable women, recognizing his 
American uniform, had come up to him, had spit upon him, and said, 
"That is what we think of America." This kind of a thing is hap- 
pening more frequently in the other of the two countries than in the 
one to which I now refer. 

"I asked our critics in Europe: "Why, do you misunderstand and 
misjudge America?" In substance, their reply was as follows: "You 
in America told us that you entered the war not as other nations. 
You said you wanted no land nor indemnities; you entered from un- 
selfish motives. You proclaimed your ideals to all the world; they 
were repeated and reiterated in the daily press of Europe and Asia 
throughout the year that you were fighting.- And now you come out 
of the war not only the richest nation in the world claiming one- 
third of its entire wealth, not only with all the world in your debt, 
not only with an enormous merchant marine and much of the world's 
trade captured successfully while the rest of us were fighting your 
battles during the first three years of the war, but after proclaiming 
your ideals to the ends of the earth, you are now threatening to 
rcpu,di.ate them, refusing to give the world relief when you alone can 
do it, seeking apparently to get the world's trade rather than to give 
the world peace. We ask you: Is America going to stand for world 
selfishness or world service?' That is the question of Europe today. 
What is your answer to be? 

"As I have gone through the cities of America, I find there is 
an overwhelming demand among business and professional men that 
we should settle this matter of the Peace Treaty, and the League of 
Nations. A large majority are strongly in favor of an early settle- 
ment for a League of Nations, with mild reservations, omitting the 
offensive Preamble, but not separating the Peace Treaty from the 
League. A majority of the business men and nine-tenths of the Chris- 
tian people of the Unite,d States demand such a League. This is the 



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great international question before the world. It has become the par- 
amount moral issue before America. 

' ' Too long has this question been treated as a matter of personal 
prejudice or of party politics. It has been kicked about like a foot- 
ball in the mud from party to party. The country, is growing heart- 
sick over this delay. If we repudiate our world responsibilities and 
allow Europe this winter to sink in starvation and revolution, we will 
place America in the position of being the most detested nation of the 
world. For America alone can save the situation. Shall we refuse 
to do it? 

"Beader, you and I have been blaming the President and the 
Senators, but what have you done to avert this disgrace? Have you 
spoken out? Have you lifted your voice in protest? Can you re- 
spect yourself if our country goes down in disgrace and you have 
not lifted a hand to prevent it? If you agree that this is not a per- 
sonal or partisan question, but a moral issue and a great world 
crisis, will you write or telegraph to the senior and Junior Senator 
of your state, urging that action be taken at once? America is on 
trial before the bar of humanity, and you and I are Americans." 

And we would add. Christian America is on trial before the bar 
of God, and you and I are Christian Americans. 

EDITORIAL REVIEW 

Sister Hillegas reports splendid progress being made at Happy, 
Kentucky. A revival meeting conducted by Brother Eempel resulted 
in six confessions. The field is said to be promising and in need of 
a pastor. 

Brother G. W. Chambers, pastor of the Buena Vista ,Virginia, 
church, writes that the work at that place is on the forward move, 
that a goodly number have been added to the church recently and 
that the various departments are doing splendid work. 

Brother B. H. Showalter writes of the condition of the Lord's 
work in the Prosperity congregation near Palestine, West Virginia. 
He speaks in highly appreciative terms of the service rendered by 
Brother Barnhart as evangelist. 

Brother Mark B. Spacht, pastor of the Williamstown, Ohio, con- 
gregation, writes of progress in the work at that place. They are 
improving and beautifying their house of worship, and are soon to be 
engaged in an evangelistic campaign with Brother H. H. Wolford as 
preacher. May God bless them with great success. 

Brother Gearhart reports the Home Mission offerings, as well as 
other offerings. He says the Thanksgiving offering gives promise of 
being the largest Home offering yet taken, but that some of the 
churches are just a little slow about reporting. Have you reported? 
If not, why not? 

The first report of White Gift offerings is contained in this issue. 
Brother Trent is greatly encouraged at the showing thus far. Some 
of the churches did unusually well. D.oubtless there are many pleas- 
ant surprises to be reported yet. We dare say that you can delight 
your secretary-treasurer still further by making your report promptly. 

An interesting report comes from College Corner, Indiana. Broth- 
er L. A. Myers is delighted with his work thus far with this people. 
They recently closed an evangelistic meeting in which the pastor 
was the evangelist and received the loyal support of the entire mem- 
bership, and especially the choir. A number of confessions resulted. 

Brother Bell reports his evangelistic campaign with the Canton 
Brethren, held in conjunction with the Ohio State conference. Brother 
Belote is the vigilant and energetic pastor of that flock and he and 
Brother Bell worked hard during their campaign together. The Can- 
ton people do not have all easy going, but by steady and determined 
efforts they are forging ahead. ' 

Warsaw is heard from again through the pen of their pastor, 
Brother A. E. Thomas. He has not ben there long, but he has found 
the people loyal and active. We are not surprised that Brother 
Thomas is confident of the future, for there are some mighty fine peo- 
ple at Warsaw. They will be launched forth in an evangelistic cam- 
paign. Brother Thomas also speaks of the Goshen meeting in which 
be gave assistance. 



The Southern California Conference showing found elsewhere in 
this issue is one that they may well be proud of. Wouldn't it be 
fine if not only they but every conference district would make as 
fine a showing at next general conference. Let's all try. The late- 
ness of this publication is due partly to the crowded condition of the 
paper for a few weeks and partly to the fact that the reading mat- 
ter failed tO' reach us for several months after General Conference. 

A good report is given of the work at Bethlehem, Virginia. 
Brother Chambers is pastor of this church. He and the superintend- 
ent keep in close touch with the Sunday school, and doubtless it is 
largely due to their close contact and suggestions that the classes 
are so wide-awake to the needs of the church and school. The other 
auxiliaries too are thoroughly alive. 

We are in receipt of a copy of the Pleasant Hill (Ohio) News 
which tells of the conclusion of "The Most Popular Teacher Con- 
test" conducted in that vicinity by the succesful and energetic ecu- 
tor and publisher of that paper. Brother H. C. Marlin. A beautiful 
gold watch was given to the scho.ol teacher who received the most 
votes within a stated time, and it is interesting to know that Sister 
Mazie Teeter, who has taught in the village schools there for 21 
years received the prize without having solicited a vote. 

The live congregation of Lake Odessa, Michigan, has recently 
experienced a succesful revival under the leadership of Brother G. 
W. Kinzie of New Lebanon, Ohio. According to the pastor's report, 
it resulted not only in awakening souls to a new sense of their duty 
to God, but also brought others to realize the value of a man of God 
in their community, though they themselves do not profess to serve 
God. It is evidence also that Brother Garrison enjoys the confidence 
and favor of the community. 

Brother Bame reports success for the Brethren church in the 
simultaneous campaign held in North Manchester. Six churches were 
holding revivals at the same time, and the Brethren church seems 
to have been as successful as any of them. Brother Mclnturff of 
the Goshen church did the preaching for the Brethren. It would be 
a difficult field indeed that would not yield to the efforts of a team 
such as Bame and "Mac." made. And by the grace of God they 
brought forth results. 

Brother Cobb of Dayton is still leading his cohorts forward to 
victory. The evangelistic campaign, as well as the other ' ' doings ' ' 
are splendidly repoi'ted by our enthusiastic correspondent of that 
church. Brother W. C. Teeter. The soul-saving campaign was a great 
success. One happy result of it was the winning of the imported 
singing evangelist to the Brethren faith. It is hoped the Brethren 
church may have the opportunity of using him in a large way in the 
coming days. 

Brother Boardman, pastor of the Hudson, Iowa, congregation, has 
gotten right into the life of the community and made himself a part 
of it. How much better that the minister should be the leader of 
the young life of a community than that such leadership should be 
left to those whose ideals are low and whose motives are mercenary! 
Much greater fruit will be reaped than that which already is in evi- 
dence. An evangelistic campaign coAducted by the pastor was suc- 
cessful in spite of the coal shortage. 

We are certainly grateful for the loyalty shown the Publishing 
House, especially, as it is manifested in supporting The Evangelist. 
Long lists of both new subscriptions and renewals are arriving at the 
business manager's office now, and we are sure still more are com- 
ing. We want to extend our hearty welcome to the Third church of 
Philadelphia and the Masontown church to the Honor Boll. We hope 
our new subscribers will find The Evangelist a real help and that it 
shall in time become indispensible to their homes, as it is now in the 
homes of many of our old subscribers. 

We are delighted to see Brother Horner of Goshen coming to us 
again with an interesting bit of news. Brother Horner truly deserves 
a word of commendation for the exceptionally neat condition of his 
manuscript. Our typesetter, Mr. Plank, wishes me to put in a good 
words in his behalf too, because the manuscript, though written with 
a pen, is written only on every other line. That makes it easy for 
him to read. He says if our good friends who use a typewriter would 
always write double spaced, it would increase both hi's speed and 
accuracy. 



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THE BBETHBEN EVANGELIST 



GENER AL AR TICLES 

The Kind of Laymen Our Church Needs. By Henry v. waii 

(Address delivered at Winona Lake, Indiana, September 2, 1919) 



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Brothel- Cassel has spoken of the character of our 
brotherhood and I shall try to speak along the line of broth- 
erly conduct. 

As an introduction to the subject of brotherly conduct, 
I desire first to say something regarding what constitutes a 
brother, who is a believer in Christ Jesus, who has really 
and truly accepted him as his personal Savior and is trust- 
ing him in all things. 

The true believer has two natures, the old nature and 
the new nature, the old man and the new man. The Scrip- 
tures teach that every regenerate person is the possessor of 
two natures ; one received by natural birth, which is wholly 
and hopelessly bad ; and a new nature, received through the 
new birth, which is the nature of God himself and therefore 
wholly good. 

The following scriptures will sufficiently manifest what 
God thinks of the old, or Adamic nature. Psalm 51 :5 says, 
"Behold I Avas shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother 
conceive me." Jeremiah 17:9 says, "The heart is deceitful 
above all things, and desperately wicked." Dr. Young's 
literal rendering of this passage is: "Crooked is the heart 
above all things, and it is incurable; who doth know it?" 
Komans 3:10-12 say, "There is none righteous, no, not one, 
there is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh 
after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are to- 
gether become improfitable ; there is none that doetli good, 
no, not one." God does not say that none of the unregen- 
erate are refined, or cultured, or able, or sweet tempered, 
or generous or charitable, or religious but he does say that 
"none are righteous, none understand God, or seek after 
him. ' ' 

It is one of the sorest of faith's trials to accept the di- 
vine estimate of human nature; to realize that our genial 
and moral friends, who, not infrequently, are scrupulous in 
discharge of every duty, who are filled with sympathy for 
the woes and aspirations of humanity, and strenuous in the 
assertion of human rights,are yet utter contemners of God's 
rights, and touched by the sacrifice of his Son, whose Deity 
they deny, and whose word they contemptuously reject. 

Yes, we undoubtedly have two natures, and sometimes 
we try in our own strength to corral the old nature, ^ve are 
almost persuaded that there is a multitude of them . Breth- 
ren, it requires more than mortal man to keep under sub- 
jection this carnal nature. It required the application of 
the atoning blood of Jesus Christ to our lives, and the dis- 
position to yield ourselves, AvhoUy up to him, thus giving 
the Holy Spirit a chance to Avork in, and through us. The 
Bible plainly teaches that man cannot of himself, control, 
even one small member of his body, the tongue. If you think 
you can, please read the third chapter of James. Many 
times Ave have all had a great conflict with this little old 
tongue of ours, and Ave have invariably met our Waterloo. 
God's foreknoAvledge looked into the future and saAv man 
in his fallen state. His great heart of love was touched and 
he thi-ough the gift of his Son, made the way of escape, 
whereby man can have his sins covered and the imputed 
righteousness of God. 

Since these introductory remarks Ave are noAv ready to 
say something regarding "Brotherly Conduct." 

No Brother Suffers Alone 
Therefore there is the absolute necessity of being exceed- 
ingly cautious that we might not in the least bring any of- 
fence to our brother. 

Paul places a very high value on brotherly relations, and 
on one occasion we remember he said, "Wherefore if meat 
make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the 
world standeth," 



What a pleasant condition, Avould be brought into our 
church family, if Ave Avould be as considerate of our broth- 
er 's Avelf are as Avas the Apostle Paul. 

Brethren, do you realize that your brother belongs to 
the redeemed, bloodAvashed body of Christ the same as you 
do, and that he has rights and privileges in Christ Jesus, as 
well as yourself? Therefore we as many members consti- 
tute the one body of Christ, Ave should be even more careful 
not to offend our brother in Christ, than we Avould to Avil- 
fully and maliciously harm or mar the physical body • in 
Avhich Ave IIa'c. I am quite sure that in God's sight, it Avould 
be moi'e preferable for you to mar your OAvn physical body, 
than it Avould for you to mar the body of Christ, by offend- 
ing your brother Avho constitutes a part of his body, of which 
he is the head. Brethren, it is really a serious matter Avhen 
Ave offend our brother (1 Corinthians 12:26-27). 

In reality brotherly conduct belongs entirely to our 
neAV nature, and unless the old nature gets in our Avay, the 
ncAV nature Avill treat our brother as he should be treated. 

Paul tells us in Romans 12-10 to "Be kindly affectioned 
one to another AA'ith brotherly love ; in honor preferring one 
another. 

Romans 14:13 says, "Let us not therefore, judge one 
another any more; but judge this rather, that no man put 
a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother 's Avay. 

Brethren, do you knoAv what are the three hardest words 
in all this world for one brother to say to another? But 
after he does say them, Avith the meaning that God in- 
tended they should have, a great burden Avill have been lifted 
from you, and that joy and peace that passeth all under- 
standing Avill be yours. In order that we might get this 
God-given peace in a life that is much disturbed because of 
offending our brother, surely, Ave as God's children Avill go 
to our brother and gladly say these three hard Avords. What 
do you suppose these three Avords are. Here they are. I Avas 
Avrong. . If you don't think these are hard Avords to say to 
a brother Avhom Ave have Avronged, go try it. I hear some 
one saying, I never have committed any offence against my 
brother. That may be possible, but hardly probable, espe- 
cially if you have been actively engaged in the Avork of the 
church. 

Also remember this, that the brother who never makes 
any mistakes while he is tabernacling in this old tenement 
clay, as a rule he ncA^er makes anything else. Brethren, God 
kncAV you better than you knoAV yourselves, and he provided 
an advocate for you even Jesus Christ the righteous Avho is 
at God's right hand interceding for those Avho love, serve 
and obey him. If you have sinned by offending your 
brother, go to him and make it right, but aboA'e all things 
go to God in prayer, confess your Avrong, and he Avill abund- 
antly pardon you. Regarding prayer I Avish to say this 
that there are at least tAvo Avays that some people use in 
praying. One Avay is to p-r-a-y on their knees on Sunday 
and the other one is, to p-r-e-y on their neighbors on Mon 
day. 

This reminds us of the grocer that had his daily prayer. 
One morning he said to his clerk, John, have you put dust 
in the pepper, Avatered the milk, and sand in the sugar? 
Yes sir, replied the clerk. Then come on to family prayers. 
A man may pray on his knees until the end of time, but as 
long as he p-r-e-y-s on his neighbor he will not reach the ear 
of God. Christianity is not a cloak for sin; it is a cure for 
Sin. 

Someone said, "Why don't you practice Avhat you 
preach?" The other one said, "It Avould be easier for me to 
practice what I preach than it would for you to preach what 
you practice." 



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Galatians 2:20 says, "I am crucified Avith Christ; nev- 
ertheless I live ; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me ; and the 
life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the 
Son of God, who loves me, and gave his life for me. ' ' 

This hour and these two addresses are given to the laity, 
hoM'ever I desire to say a few words regarding the attitude 
of the laity toward the actively engaged pastors of our 
church. In first Corinthians, 9th chapter, 13-14 verses we 
find these words. "Do you not know that they which min- 
ister about holy things live of the things of the temple? And 
they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?" 
"Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach 
the gospel should live of the Gospel." I am wondering if 
you know of any church in our brotherhood where the laity 
is hindering their good pastor from living of the Gospel. 
God intended that these servants of his should be cared for 
in a financial way that will permit them to give their very 
best to him. 

If your pastor's salary is so small, that he has to spend 
part of his time, dodging the groceiymen, or wearing ovit 
his lead pencil in figuring out how he can save here and 
there in order to pay the grocery bill, or any other legiti- 
mate bill, you better get the official board of your church 
together at once, and have an old fashioned prayer meet- 
ing, and pray to God to forgive you your trespasses and 
quit preying on your pastor. 

I can't conceive of a more abominable thing in the 
sight of God, than a thrifty, prosperous laity, (yes, some- 
times they are even rich too) of robbing God and his ser- 
vants in this way. For my part I had rather put on the old 
black mask, and hide around the dark corner until some 
old rich tight way came along that had congestion of the 
pocket book, because of his miserly methods, and hold him 
up, than I would to sit in the pew of a church where there 
was one of God's faithful servants underpaid. Brethren of 
the laity, here are some facts that need our prayerful con- 
sideration. 

I hear some one saying, we would like to pay our pas-" 
tor a living salai-y, but we are not able, the mission board 
won't help us any more, and I guess we Avill have to decide 
to have preaching only once a month. This is just what a 
lot of worldly church members are looking for. They would 
then have three Sundays of every month to take their Avell 
filled baskets, laden with fried chicken and everything else 
that goes to make a good picnic dinner, get into an auto- 
mobile that cost anywhere from the price of the "tin Lizzy" 
to a Packard limousine, and then drive to the lake or creek 
and spend the day in fishing and revelry. God have mercy 



on you when the day of reckoning and rewards come. To 
say that we are not able to pay our pastor is equivalent to 
making God a liar. 

For we know that God holds the wealth of the world 
m his hand, and we are his children, heirs of God and joint 
heirs with Jesus Christ. Do you mean to say that God will 
not trust you as one of his stewards with an income suffi- 
cient to meet your own needs and have something to give 
to your pastor's salary? No, no; verily, no. Not if you are 
really and truly born again. 

I believe that God does have a people upon this earth, 
with whom he can entrust a portion of his great wealth, 
and if you feel that you as his child are not getting your 
share, you had better look into life's mirror of the past, and 
honestly and conscientiously before him upon your bended 
knees, search the deep things in the secret place of your 
life and you may find something that will startle you, and 
that is standing in the way of God blessing you. 

I am going to say a few words more regarding our duty 
toward our pastors. Brethren, I have studied our pastoral 
situation a great deal, and I am convinced that there are 
several ways in which our laity can help our pastors to be- 
come more efficient in their work. I will only take time 
to mention one of the many, and that is the one I referred 
to a few moments ago regarding salaries. Our pastors are 
not receiving the salaries that permit them to live as they 
should live. Many of them are struggling hard trying to 
raise their families, and give them the education that they 
should receive, and I personally know that as a whole, they 
are making ten sacrifices to tlie laity's one. Brethren, these 
things ought not to be. 

In my judgment any pastor whom God has really called 
to preach his word, and is giving full time to the ministry, 
should not receive less than $1,500 per year, and many of 
them should receive much more. Yes, I know that many of 
us complain, and are not satisfied with our pastors, but 
really I believe we are getting much more than we have paid 
for. Laity. I believe if you will give this matter your pray- 
erful consideration and then act as God may direct you, that 
we will have taken at least one step in the right direction 
for the betterment of our work. This will encourage the 
pastors we now have, and will show to God that we are will- 
ing to pay our pastors living wages, and then he can call 
greater men into the ministry to serve us. 

I thank God for this privilege of saying these few words 
to our laity, as I am one of you. May God bless these re- 
marks for our good and his glory. 

Long Beach, California. 



The Cross the Keynote of Evangelism. By g. w. Rench 



I have been asked to write on the above subject. So 
here goes. "Like a mighty army moves the church of 
God." This is what we sing. I wish it were wholly true. 
If it were, we would not spend so much time disputing the 
orders of our great Commander. 

I like to think of this army as constituted of three di- 
visions: The center is the missionary enterpi'ises ; the left 
wing is pastoral care and teaching; the right wing is evan- 
gelism. To the center the orders read, "Go ye into all the 
world." To the right wing he says, "Preach the gospel to 
every creature; he that believeth and is baptized shall be 
saved. ' ' To the left wing the command is, ' ' Teaching them ' 
to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you." 

But brethren, the noble right wing, upon which so 
much depends, seems to be hesitating, unsteady, panicky, 
ready to break and run. Are its leaders at fault, or is it the 
lack of organization, or both? There is one thing quite ap- 
parent to me, and that is EVANGELISM has never received 
the attention that it should have received. The Evangelistic 
aiid Bible Study League is trying to meet that need, and I 
bless God for its hopes and aims. It hias my luiqualified sup- 
port. 



But Avhat has the "Cross" to do with evangelism? Why, 
it has everything to do with it. The finest of steam engines 
is powerless without steam ; and what steam is to the engine 
the cross is to evangelism. Of course, the cross stands for 
death — the death of the Son of God. Thi is what makes the 
cross the world's great magnet. A great preacher recently 
said, "It took the Father four thousand years to bring his 
eternal purpose to its conclusion in Christ." It took Christ 
thirty-three years to execute the plans of the Father, and 
condense all his work into that last, final command to his 
army, the right wing of which is to bend every energy in 
enlisting i-aw recruits. 

The cross is the central fact in Christianity. It is the 
eternal fountain from whose rivulets the entire well-being of 
man must be fed. It is not ordinary death on the cross that 
has opened up that fountain, oh no ! but a DEATH WHICH 
CARRIES WITH IT "RANSOM," (1 Tim. 2:6) and 
"PROPITIATION FOR OUR SINS" (1 John 2:2). If that 
ransom — that death of the Son of God — be likened to a 
comet, then all of your culture and social service tinkering 
is a part of the tail. Social service important? Why, yes. 
Soap and water is always important — necessary. But it. 



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takes more than clean linen, and brownstone fronts, and 
flower gardens, and automobiles to keep men out of hell. 
"There is a fountain, filled with blood, 

Drawn from Immanuel 's veins ; 
And sinners plunged beneath that flood, 
Lose all their guilty stains." 
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while 
we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, 
being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from 
wrath through him" (Rom. 5:8, 9). Yes, "justified by his 
blood." This is heaven's answer to a soul struggling to be 
free from its guilty past. Calvary was foreshadowed in 
types, in bleeding lambs and tortured beasts. Cain's offer- 
ing was without blood, and it was rejected by God. From 
that day luitil this man has been fighting against his God on 
the plan to redeem this sin-cursed world. Bixt God's answer 
has been, "without the shedding of blood there is no remis- 
sion of sin." Man, self-willed and proud, may cry out in 
his blindness, "I don't believe it," and with closed eyes 
walk straight into hell, but his "scientific findings," and 
"assured results," will not make God a liar, nor pull down 
his law out of heaven. Oh, no ! 

The story of the cross conquered the learning and 
genius of the ■^^•orld in New Testament times, and then hu- 
man speculation made over the simple story of the cross and 
clouded the plain path from man to God and from God to 
man. Scientific investigations have accomplished much 
whereby mankind have been made happier, b^^t these inves- 
tigations are powerless to show the necessities there were in 
the learm of God's thought, his universe or his law which 
required the sacrifice on the cross. The unknown quantity 
in the equation is too large. We can afford to leave all that 
region to be explored by those who delight to spend the 
time in dreaming. Philosophy can not change the facts, 
thank God ! It is far more important that sinful men should 
be redeemed than that they should understand the philoso- 



phy of redemption. But the cross can never be eliminated, 
nor its light obscured. It is the known quantity in the equa- 
tion that can make tangible the light of heaven. 

The inexorable law of God had gone forth, "the soul 
that sinneth, it shall die. ' ' Since all have sinned, then how 
shall there be any escape? Can God be just? Oh, yes. He 
has provided a way for us to die without the breath leav- 
ing the body. He calls that death the DEATH to SIN. 
"Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that 
the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we 
should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. 
Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also 
live with him. . . Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be 
dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus 
Christ our Lord" (Rom. 6:6, 7, 8-11). Why, we are bap- 
tized into death. "Therefore we are buried with him by 
baptism into death" (Rom. 6:4). And to make sure that 
death is accomplished, and that "ye have obeyed fi'om the 
heart that form of doctrine Avhich was delivered you," in 
that last death struggle, the ci-oss is thrust before our vision, 
and we are to be "planted (buried) in the likeness of his 
death." There on the cross hung Jesus, bowing his head, 
and ceasing to breathe (John 19:30). Yes, baptized into 
death, but in the likeness of that death on the cross. "Be- 
ing then— THEN MADE FREE PROM SIN, ye became the 
servants of righteousness" (Rom. 6:18). Then made free. 
Here is the place to shout. Dead, baptized into death, but 
baptized in the likeness of his death (not burial), this is the 
divine pattern. "And because ye are sons, God hath sent 
forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts crying, Abba, 
Father" (Gal. 4:6). "In whom also after that ye believed 
ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise" (Eph. 1: 
13). Yes, the cross is the central fact in our remission of 
sins, and the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the evangelization 
of the world is by the way of the cross. 

South Bend, Indiana. 



The Great Objective. By e. a. Rowsey 

(Address delivered at Ohio State Conference at Canton) 



The Christianization of the world is the great objec- 
tive facing this generation. Some one in a very apt man- 
ner has said, "America has a missionary destiny," meaning 
that we should recognize all races as the children of God, 
and not forget the duty of the stronger to serve the ■weak- 
er. As a church we should study the development of twen- 
ty centuries of Christian history and in the light of such 
knowledge, find our place in the unfolding purpose of God 
to establish his kingdom in the hearts of men. Since the 
war, drums throb no longer, and the battle flags are furled. 
We must establish the parliament of man, and the federation 
of the world. 

The first step in the realizing of our objective is the 
Americanization and Christianization of America. We must 
assume a different attitude to the foreigner who is within 
our gate or I'efuse him entrance. 

]\Iy heart was saddened several weeks ago by a scene 
which I witnessed in the union depot at Columbus. It was 
just time for the Big Four train to leave the station for 
Springfield when a bewildered foreigner walked into the 
station and by the use of a broken English phrase, made 
known to the ticket agent after some labor of speech that 
he wanted a ticket in order that he might catch the train 
that was ready in two minutes to leave the station. As the 
inexperienced newcomer hurried to the gates in the custom 
of his homeland, the great crowd of people laughed and 
made fun of the man who was not experienced in the cus- 
toms of America. 

The man at the gate did not punch his ticket; and an 
outbur.st of laughter only added to the poor friendless man's 
helpless condition. Without infomiation as to the number 
of track or train, the helpless newcomer to America went 
out to discovei" for himself what should have been told him 



by the representative of Uncle Sam Avho Avas paid to impart 
such information. Can a man remain insensible to such 
treatment? Will he ever develop into an intelligent Amer- 
ican citizen if he is niirtured in such an environment ? There- 
fore I say we must change our attitude to the foreigner who 
is in our gates or change the hinges on our gates. Thou- 
sands of such illustrations could be used to show our atti- 
tude toward America's newcomers. As I tried to analyze 
the case I have just related, I said to myself. How would 
this croAvd of mocking Americans feel in this man's home 
trying to make their wants known through the medium of 
the Greek language? If an American should receive such 
treatment in a foreign port, he Avould seek to involve the 
United States in a war with that country for insulting an 
American citizen. 

I would like to spend the remainder of*the time on this 
phase of the subject, but such is not the whole purpose of 
this address; therefore, I must leave it by saying that we 
must not forget the objective that constantly looms up be- 
fore us, namely, that of remolding a plastic, blistered Avorld 
upon the principles of an undefiled, Christian democracy. 
The question that is of vital interest to this conference is. 
How can the Brethren church play the biggest and best 
part in so worthy an objective? I purpose to mention four 
facts that in my mind should constitute the great objective 
Brethrenism during the next century. 

I. The making possible a practical democracy by an 
honest and sincere distribution of interests. In the first 
place will you ask yourself, "Wliat makes a democracy prac- 
tical? Is it a stipulated form or body of well written sen- 
tences? No, such will never make possible a realization of 
any worth-while objective. Such an attempt would only re- 
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formulated creeds as a standard or incentive for service. I 
am thinking of the spirit that must animate a soul, thus 
making him willing to go forth and lay down his life for 
his friends. 

Such was the spirit that drove our fathers to the New 
England shores, that made Socrates willing to drink the 
hemlock, tliat gave Stephen the courage to be stoned, that 
made Paul content to spend his latter days in a bleak, bar- 
ren, damp, dingy cell in Rome and later welcome the, mar- 
tyr's axe. This same democratic spirit made the immacu- 
late Son of C4od deem it worthy to suffer the sharp, sting of 
death on a despised and cursed cross, that we, through his 
sacrifice might enjoy the same privileges and blessings with 
his Father, our Cxod. 

Such is the ideal of practical democratic service that 
must penetrate the soul of the Brethren church before we 
can ever hope for a proper, sincere, and honest distribution 
of interests. . If such a spirit or ideal grips the lives of the 
Brethren church we will understand the electric shock that 
quickened the step of General Pershing Avhen with uncov- 
ered head he uttered in a reverent tone, "Layfayette, Ave 
are here." 

AVe will say to the hindering force of progress in our 
church in the name of justice, and righteousness, we are 
here to conquer. The two words of the French during the 
dark hours of the war porti-ay their courage and valor and 
therefore are immortal as history. First "The will not 
pass" and second, "They shall not pass," and noAv we can 
add the third, "They did not pass." Such must be our atti- 
tude toward all the problems we must confront. So much 
for the spirit of practical democracy. Now if such a spirit 
is realized how can Ave distribute properly the interest go 
sacred to the church and so essential to her Avelfare. 

First: Let us think of college endoAvment. It is essen- 
tial. Absolutely, yes. We are rejoicing daily and continu- 
ally thanking God for the victory of college endoAvment. 
May Beachler 's name and college endoAA-ment never cease "to 
increase. Our people are aAvakening as ncA'er before to the 
need of a properly endoAved college. The ear marks of im- 
proA^ement are already A'isible on the college campus, and 
with Dr. Jacobs at the helm Avith his Avinsome personality 
aiid unique ability supported by such a corps of teachers, 
plus a solid student body, how could things help but go for- 
ward? God pity the future of Brethrenism Avhen such a re- 
port cannot be given of the college. Yet to focus all of our 
interest on college endoAA-ment Avould be unAvise. 

Therefore I Avould mention in the second place an en- 
doAvment for church literature. We are in great and urgent 
need of a church literature. In my humble judgment one 
of the greatest needs of the Brethren librai'y is a systematic 
theology. I have had young ministers to confess to me tliat 
their early mirdstry was a failure because they lacked an 
order of ecclesiastical procedure, and Avhile they Avere try- 
ing to collect themselves in order that they might SAvim 
ashore, they were strangled by confu^sion, and droAvned in 
the sea of speculation. 

NoAv, despite his modesty for the sake of clarity, I am 
sure he Avill pardon the illustration. Take the clear-eyed 
priest of God, to Avhom Ave have looked in this conference 
as a father worthy of giving council, as you recognize by 
this description I refer to our honored Dr. Miller. I think 
instead of teaching in the college he should be Avriting a 
systematic theology for the Brethren church. Dr. Miller 
knows as well as you or myself that he Avill soon reach the 
evening of life and God will see fit to transplant his life 
for the purpose of greater usefulness. And some day the 
news Anil be flashed abroad that his sweet spirit has taken 
its heavenly flight and is now seated in the kingdom of God. 
If he spends all of his time in oral class room Avork, he Avill 
not leave his rich gold mines of truth immortalized on the 
pages of history. Should Ave not through the medium of ink 
retain his priceless inheritance made possible through over a 
quarter of a century of ceaseless toil? As valuable as liis 



counsel is should we not retain the uplifting production of 
his fertile brain upon pages of immortal literature? I am 
sure Avithout further discussion (space prevents) you can 
see the value of a permanent endoAvment for church liter- 
ature extension. The proceeds of all books to be added to 
said endoAvment. 

But should all of our interest be in a permanent lit- 
erature and college endoAAonent? If so I fear Ave Avill have 
no one to teach or no one to read. So the third distribu- 
tion of interest should l)e a National Sunday school and 
Christian Endeavor Field Secretary. I combine the tAvo 
for the sake of saving time. As you knoAv I Avas appointed 
a field_ secretary for the northern part of the state of Ohio. 
As I visit the various societies and observe the organization, 
or in most cases, the lack of oi'ganization, and ask the exec- 
tive committees to ansAver a questionaire containing tAventy- 
four questions Avhich I have Avorked out, I feel like -falling 
on my knees in their presence and praying God to help us 
so that Ave may hasten the day Avhen Christian Endeavor can 
enjoy the benefits of a live Avire for field Avork. During my 
last tour a young high school boy asked me Avhy Christian 
Endeavor was so spoken of in the Evangelist. He asked, 
"Is it really the coav's tail?" And I said "No, Christian 
Endeavor has no tail." "What do you mean?" was the 
prompt question of the inquisitiAe lad. "Well," I said "the 
other organizatioixs have a tale to tell, but Christian Endea- 
vors story is much like that of Topsy's. The Avomen and 
girls have a tale to tell. It is this We have a field secre- 
tary or secretaries Avho visit the church and increase inter- 
est and promote organization, thus the girls become inter- 
ested in their girls' organization and lose interest in Chris- 
tian Endeavor. Noav as you knoAv the missionary boards 
have a field secretary. But the story of Christian Endeavor 
is in many cases similar to the one you have just related to 
me." This Avas his story. "I am interested in Chi-istian En- 
deavor Avork. I received a letter asking me to start a so- 
ciety AA'hich conscience had asked me to do sometime before. 
I Avent to my pastor but he Avas not interested and from him 
I received nothing but discouragement. I did not knoAv 
Avhat to do nor hoAv to do it. So our society is dead. ' ' Is 
that the proper distribution of interest? I would not want 
the religious aspirations of my brother or sister or child 
crushed by such a thoughtless distribution of interests. 
Won't you join us in a prayer for a field secretary? 

Our thought thus far has not left the homeland; such 
is far from honest distriljution. So Avill you consider in the 
fourth place, our task of helping in the Christianization of 
the AA^orld? Does not the great Interchurch World Move- 
ment offer a profitable and fruitful field in Avhich to dis- 
tribute our interests? 

I know some one is saying he is going to butcher de- 
nominationalism and slay Avith heartless criticism the pre- 
cious doctrine of the Brethren church. But my friends, God 
forbid; such is far from my intention. This I do not have 
in mind. Some one else says, Your task is an impossible 
one. I answer. Is that the Avay to accomplish a great thing 
for God? No, such is the attitude of the lazy man or that 
thoughtless child. I do not expect the victory through 
man's strength but through man's faith and God's strength. 
"Attempt great things for God; expect great things of 
God." Does such a united effort for kingdom extension 
eliminate denominationalism ? It is only a means by Avhich 
Ave can, through union and strength save the greatest num-' 
ber of precious dying souls for the heavenly population in 
the shortest number of years. 

Is it valuable for the state of Ohio to be a member of 
the, one United States? Does such a union make it impos- 
sible for Ohio to rcA'-ere and protect her state sovereignty? 
By no means. She feels safer, and increases her own union 
and at a less expense, because she is a member of the union ? 
Does the size of Ncav York City make it possible for New 
York to haA'c the greatest preachers in America? Brethren, 
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THE BR ETHREN PULPIT 

Christian Manhood. By j. i. Haii 



Text : Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of 
the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto 
the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: that 
we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and 
carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of 
men and cunning craftmess, whereby men lie in wait to de- 
ceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into 
him all things, which is the head, even Christ (Eph. 4:13- 
15. 

There is no other attainment so great as a true Chris- 
tian character. Every day we should be careful to build 
our lives with pure, noble, and upright deeds, which will 
make a beautiful temple honored by God and man. One 
leak will sink a ship. One flaw will break a chain. So one 
dishonorable untruthful act or word will leave its impres- 
sion upon our Christian manhood. Every day we perform 
our deeds, and one by one the days either grow into noble 
or ignoble years, and as the years slowly pass, will raise for 
us either a noble or an ignoble manhood. It is the building 
that ^ve make witli our own hands that must stand and the 
Word of God that warns us to take heed how we build it; 
to see to it that we build on the sure foundation, Christ 
Jesus, for other foundations, can no man lay. We should 
make sure that we are building a Christian manhood, not 
simply for the hour in Avhich we are living, but for the hour 
ef revelation, when the whole manhood will be laid before 
the Great Ji^dge and be seen just as ■we are. 

A healthy child vnll grow instinctively — the babe, the 
child, the youth, and the man. But not so with the mere 
animal. The bird builds her nest now just like she did cen- 
turies ago, and in the same way, we see all the mere animal 
kind living now. But not so with man. He is capable of 
great development — mentally, morally, and spiritually. In 
the beginning, man was capable of only one speech, now he 
can speak many languages. He sees from a higher moral 
plane than formally. He also becomes more spiritual as he 
otherwise develops and has a greater conception of God. 

The Lord through the different dispensations developed 
for him a perfect religious system through Jesus Christ, that 
he may develop and enjoy all his possibilities, and live the 
life that is possible for him to live. 
I. Christian Manhood Is a Growth. 

1. He is making progress toward the standard of 
Christian excellence. But speaking the truth in love may 
grow up into him in all things, which is the head even 
Christ from whom the whole body fitly joined together and 
compacted by that Avhich every joint supplied according to 
the effectual working in the measure of every part, making 
increase of the body into the edifying of itself in love (Eph. 
4:15-16). 

2. We should grow in likeness to him. The human soul 
is formed for growth. The growth is infinite. The acorn 
grows into an oak. The babe is capable of developing into 
a great mental, moral, and spiritual being. He can become 
a scientist, philosopher, astronomer, etc., but best of all he 
can grow to the stature of a man in Christ. 

3. We can grow in comprehension of him. It is a 
great privilege that we can comprehend his love and realize 
that his mercy endureth forever, and desire his truth to be 
our shield, long for the courts of our Lord, appreciate his 
long sirffering, and have a full realization of him as our per- 
sonal Savior. 

4. A growth that makes the life harmonious. Divine 
harmonies in accord with his will. Like the harp with a 
thousand strings and every string in tune. The life of the 
Christian is in harmony with the Divine will and led by the- 
Spirit of God. 



5. His growth is the result of divinely appointed agen- 
cies—means of grace. That the blood of Jesus cleanses from 
all sin and that without the shedding of blood there is no 
remission. His Word is the sword of the Spirit, God is his 
father, Christ, his intercessor and the Holy Spirit, his sancti- 
fier. He who lays hold of this triune power will grow into 
noble Christian manliood. 

6. A growth the standard of whose completeness is 
Christ— the ideal. Jesus is the great ideal for all mankind, 
and the individual who strives to grow like him will develop 
a Christian manhood that will give him a great grasp on the- 
real issues of life ; and as he grows, his ideals of the great- 
ness of the great ideal grows, and ever keeps him striving 
and growing into yet a greater manhood. 

Let us strive to grow good characters. A good life is 
a precious thing and should be coveted. Covet the best 
gifts. They come from God. We may covet the best things 
that come from God but we dare not covet our friend 's pos- 
sessions. 

7. There is no act — however small but what it has its 
influence upon our manliood. Great actions carry their 
glory with them as the ruby wears its colors. Whatever may 
be our condition or calling in life, we should keep in view 
the whole of our existence. Act — build not merely for the 
little time allotted for us here in this life, but act for eter- 
nity. 

II. The Elements of Christian Manliood. 

1. Largeness (1) He has enlarged views of the truth. 
He sees the world as the power of God unto salvation. (2) 
He himself continues to groAv as he is alive — born again. 
Surely to enjoy the groAvth that brings us to the largeness 
of the Christian life, we must be alive — for a dead man does 
not grow. He is regenerated. He is an heir of God and 
joint heir with Christ — highest, purest, noblest, and safest. 
He is making continual advancement till he comes in the 
unity — the respect in which one grows, the completeness of 
Avhich is fulness in Christ. (3) He has enlarged vicAvs of 
man's need and the burden of souls, is on his heart. He is 
anxious that Jesus be preached to all the Avorld and lays 
plans and Avorks for its completion. 

2. Dignity. He has that deep iuAvrought sense of the 
true Avortli and greatness of Ms nature, as a reneAved man, 
and of his position as a child of God and joint heir Avith 
Christ. He realizes that the loAver he stoops in service the 
higher he rises. Every man should aim to possess the fruits 
of the spirit, the possession of AA'hich develops true Chris- 
tian character. "He AA^ho will not look up must look doAATi. " 
The individual, the community, the nation, tells its standing, 
its advancement, its Avorth, its true Avealth and glory in the 
eye of God by its estimation of real Christian manhood or 
womanhood. 

3. Courage and Strength. The spirit-filled man is not 
afraid of his OAvn shadoAv but boldly lives and speaks for 
God. He presses ouAvard and upAvard, and does Avith his 
might Avhat his hands find to do. A gentleman came home 
one evening very much discouraged and said, "I have lost 
all, I am a bankrupt. All will be sold. ' ' His Christian Avif e 
asked, "Will you be sold?" "No," he said. "Will the chil- 
dren be sold?" "No." "Will they sell me?" "No." 
' ' Then be of good courage ; for you have all that is noblest 
left — manhood, womanhood, and childhood. You have only 
lost the result of our skill. Try it over. Profit by past mis- 
takes and failures. Be strong and of good courage. Put 
the strength of your manhood into your Avork and finally 
success Avill come." The Christian must be of good cour- 
age, profit by past mistakes and victory AviU come in the 
shape of a fadeless croAvn of glory. 



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4. Devotion. Whatever we are most attached to in 
Ms life, we are most devoted to. 

Thoreau, the celebrated naturalist writer of America, 
ivas so devoted to his literary studies and so oblivious to 
vorld affairs, that he said, "I wouldn't run around the cor- 
ler to see the world blow up. I think that I should hear 
vith indifference that the sun drowned himself last night. ' ' 

A lady applied to her pastor for a district in which she 
night visit. He said, "I must not ask you to take Blank 
yiey, it is so wretched and dirty." "All the more needing 
)ur help and sympathy, ' ' she said, and there she wrought a 
niraele in cleaning up Blank Alley. So thousands of God's 
children cut loose all worldly attachments, and go among 
he heathen with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and from Chris- 
ian communities. 
IT. The Out Working of Christian Manhood. 

1. Steadfastness. No mere children. No more carried 
ibout — borne round and round as in the swiftly whirling 
:ddy of the sea — by every wind of doctrine, but steadfast, 
mmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. 

Watch ye, stand fact in the faith, quit ye like men, be 
trong (1 Cor. 16:13). It pays. It is standing under fire, 
mder trial that tests Christian character. We think of 
closes at the Red Sea; Elijah on Mt. Carmel; John the Bap- 
ist in Herod's prison; Paul before Felix; Wellington at 
?Vaterloo; Washington at Valley Forge; Martin Luther at 



Worms; John Huss at Constance; and best of all Jesus is 
the world's greatest example of steadfastness. "For the 
joy that was set before him, he endured the cross, and de- 
spised the shame. Let us therefore be steadfast in the work 
of the Lord. It brings joy, the grace, the glory. 

2. Loyalty. The spirit-filled Christian is absolutely 
loyal to duty. The spirit-filled pastor is absolutely loyal 
to the church he serves, from a local and even from a nation- 
al and whole world sense. The spirit-filled church will be 
absolutely loyal to the spirit-filled pastor. Pastor and people 
loyal to the home, community, church, state and nation. 
Loyal in attending church, Sunday schoo,l etc. Loyal in 
giving service and in giving of his means as the Lord pros- 
pers. 

3. Sincerity. Speaking and living the truth in love. 
Singing and praying and making melody in our hearts. Sin- 
cerely working out the great problem of life doing the will 
of God from pure and noble motives, conscientiously doing 
our duty toward God and our fellow men. 

Our plea therefore for the progress toAvard Christian 
manliood is growth in likeness to him, growth in compre- 
hension of him, growth that makes the life harmonious, and 
growth, the standard of whose completeness is Christ. 

It brings for its product, largeness, dignity, courage and 
strength, devotion steadfastness loyalty and sincerity. 

Martinsburg Pennsylvania. 



The Great Objective 

(Continued from page 7) 



et's be honest in our distribution of interest. I would have 
'ou retain in the second place, 

II. A consciousness of the size of our task Such a 
ealization should bring unity in every church. It should 
iring first, the co-operation of the Sunday school and the 
Christian Endeavor and of both the Sunday school and 
Christian Endeavor to the church proper. Every member 
hould be conscious of the fact that he has a part to play. 

love to think of the four men Avho brought the paralytic 
Jesus. They carried him on an ancient bed, which was 
, blanket, and you can see the four men holding to each 
omer of the quilt. Suppose one had released his grip ! The 
taralytic would have suffered. So will every church ui 
i^hich there is not perfect co-operation. ' ' To every man his 
(^ork," which implies that there is a work for every man. 
n the second place, co-operation issues in loyalty to Christ 
,nd the church. Dr. John Timothy Stone of Chicago told 
r story at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin this summer which illus- 
rates the loyalty of the men to their country's call. He 
ays on a certain Sunday a number of men Avere called to 
eport for camp. There were fourteen men who thought 
hey had been called and failed to receive the notice who 
Iso appeared to be sent if the call was issued. When the 
oil was called the names of the fourteen men were not men- 
ioned. One man who could not be present because of sick- 
Lcss left a gap in the line. The man in charge asked one 
f the fourteen men to volunteer his services in order that 
he gap might be filled. Instantly the fourteen men were 
[own at the front part of the church every man willing and 
eady to give his life to his country. Such is a demonstra- 
ion of patriotism for the country. Do we have such a loyal 
y and patriotism for the kingdom of God? 

This question will be answered still better in the third 
utstanding objective I wish to present. 

III. The retaining of a spiritual inheritance, which is 
lational and international in scope. 

As a young minister in the Brethren church I have a 
acred trust which has been bequeathed to me by those 
icher in power who have gone before and who must go, 
oon; in turn I must pass on this inheritance to those who 
idll come after me. The Brethren church has a far greater 
nheritance than endowments, lands, college and buildings 
or worship. She has a spiritual entity, This exists in the 



souls of her choice spirits. This spiritual inheritance must 
ever be progressive and expanding. As I listened to the re- 
port of Brother Kimmel and the address of Brother Shively 
at Winona this truth was brought forcefully home to me. 
As Brother Shively traced the development of the church 
I said surely our present inlieritance represents sacrifice and 
endurance, heroic and unselfish. And if we are to pass on 
to the next generation a richer inheritance how much more 
should that spirit of unselfishness appear in our lives ? Why 
speak of an international inlieritance? Because I am desir- 
ous of an honest distribution of interest. I receive a rich 
inheritance from the Gribble party in Africa and the Yoder 
party in South America. They are the children in the great 
vineyard of God and must be within the scope of my sym- 
pathy. If my vision stops at home I am near-sighted and 
am in need of a pair of God's glasses- — the lenses of which 
are prayer We may have everything I have asked for to- 
day and yet fail to realize the great objective; therefore I 
mention the fourth and last truth I will ask you to consider 
for me. 

IV. The need of deliberation seasoned with reason. I 
feel that in the past we as a church have been too indiffer- 
ent to her deep significance of such matters as we are here 
considering. It is important, therefore, that we should ap- 
proach the problem now in the spirit of fairness and delib- 
eration rather than in passion. We cannot undo the harm 
and mischief of the past by rushing blindly to the opposite 
extreme. We only create new difficulties by pursuing such 
a course. Popular sentiment is more easily swayed by words 
than by ideas. When the passions of the multitude are 
deeply stirred, a catching phrase has more influence with the 
multitude than the mdest reasoning. We have need of all 
the Avisdom and restraint Ave can summon in order to aA^oid 
the danger of religious hysteria. We must be prepared to 
take all measures with a deliberation born of clear Adsion 
and through appreciation of all practical phases of the is-. 
sue. We must act AAdth that settled purpose- becoming to 
high minded people aa'Iio, undeterted by difficulties, seek a 
Avorthy goal and persist long after the attention of the 
croAvd has been distracted and its passions haA^e cooled. We 
have in the second place the need of deliberation in the 
choice of our life Avork. We may find in tAventy years from 
now that' we have defeated the great objective of Brethren- 



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ism because we have spent our life on the wrong task. 
Therefore the greatest objective is the unmistakable reali- 
zation of God's divine stamp of approval upon our life 
work. 

The saddest picture ever thrown upon the earth's can- 
vas is of the fragments of a mis-spent life. Will you see 
the saddest picture in the New Testament? It is a judg- 
ment scene ; as multitudes of blighted souls are turned from 
the presence of God, they cry for the rocks in the mountains 
to fall upon them. There is weeping, wailing and gnashing 
of teeth because in God's mirror they see the reflection of 
their mis-spent lives. A life work choice that is made de- 
liberately and prayerfully is apt to be an enduring decision, 
one that will stand the battering day of time and at last 
safely anchor in the harbor of God. 

May we labor that when the rewarding angel comes he 
will say, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant, come 
to the heavenly choir." 



Sing we of the golden city, 
Mentioned in the legions old 
Everlasting lights shine o'er it, 
Wondrous tales of it are told. 
Only righteous men and women 
Dwell within its sacred wall ; 
Wrong is banished from its borders 
Justice 'reigns supreme o'er all. 

Then we will have an ideal brotherhood. We Avill en- 
joy the parliament of man and the federation of the world 
• — Because 

Only righteous men and women 
Dwell Avithin its gleaming wall. 
Wrong is banished from its borders 
Justice reigns supreme o'er all. 

Ashland, Ohio. 



THE SU NDAY SCHOOL 

The Outlook for the Coming Year. By Albert Trent 

Address delivered at Pennsylvania Conference, Johnstown 



Our estimate of the results in the coming year must be 
based on what has been accomplished in the past and what 
we are planning to do at the present time. 

It is to be devoutly hoped that we have reached the 
crest of the wave of war conditions that has somewhat un- 
hinged even the religious interests of the world for the time 
being and to some extent retarded the advancement of the 
work of our Sunday schools. This aftermath of an unset- 
tled and apparently unbalanced status in society making its 
baneful influence felt in all lines of endeavor throughout 
the world, evidences the need of greater emphasis being 
given to the teaching of the truths of the Gospel. 

The situation of today apparently indicates that the 
times in some way are out of joint. Seemingly the teaching 
of the past in our Sunday schools has scarcely yielded the 
fruitage in the present generation that was expected. May 
it be that the manner of our teaching the eternal truths of 
God's word has not been of a character to vitally impress 
and implant these truths in the hearts of the children to 
serve as an anchor for the soul in times of trial and great 
crises like we are passing through. 

It is therefore im-nerative that we learn to present the 
RiWe truths to the children, and all whom we may teach, 
in such a manner that they will be vitally impressed upon 
their hearts and become the governing force in their lives: 
so thev mav be trained in the great spiritual ideas of love 
and ennd will toward all. In a word, that we may teach 
them to be Christians, realizing that- God's word is the only 
la^tina; stav for the souls of men and women, and that in 
the exneriences of life God is working out for each a noble 
de^finv. 

The^e are some of the things that face the Brethren 
f!chnn1<3 in the outlook for the coming days. We cannot 
revolutionize the world, but we can, and we necessarily 
miT^t. do our share for advancina; the Master's cause in the 
places we occupy, though humble they may be. 

The war has tauarht us some things. It taught us to 
p-ive without stint when we became clearly imnressed with 
thp need of doinsr so. It taught us that neople varving in 
nniuinu'? and canabilitie'' c^n work eordiallv together for 
the flttninmeril' of pn end. It oucht also to have tausrht us 
the value of the religion of Christ in the hearts of men and 
w^nrnpn. and that a victorv over mib'tarv autocrncv can be 
BiT'tained onlv in a civilization dominated bv Christianitv. 
Tiet us hnne therefore that the floomv haze that has over- 
hung Christian effo7'ts duriufr the rocent voar« itj about to 
be dissipated by the rays of the Son of Righteousness, 



bringing cheer and enthusiasm into the outlook for all those 
who are laboring in the interest of the Kingdom. Let us 
show in our lives and in our efforts that no phase of war 
work was more important to us, or can be more important 
to us, than instilling the principles of the Prince of Peace 
in the minds and hearts of the children and youths of our 
Sunday schools. 

The following are some of the features in our work 
that will require careful supervision if we want the year 
ahead to be successful : 

First, and foremost, is the right kind of leadership, 
wise, enthusiastic and capable of suggesting workable plans. 
A leadership that can put plans into effect and carry them 
through to success. Let it consist of those who have a real 
vision of greater attainments with a determination that will 
not yield to discouragements nor yet become dictatorial. 

Second, and equally important,, a teaching force that 
is consecrated in Christian living, loyal to the church and 
the Master. Not teaching, simply, because they are expected 
to do so, but teaching because they want to be of service 
in the Kingdom. A force, knowing the Bible and capable 
of imparting its truths, its doctrines and its precepts, so 
that those taught can grasp and apply them in practical 
every day life. In a word, a teaching force that is anxious 
to make a Christian, a devoted, serving Christian, of every 
member of the class. 

Third, The missionary feature : It is of supreme impor- 
tance. Let us not fail to give it the place it should hold 
in our monthly and quarterly programs. Let us see to hav- 
ing missionai-y propaganda of the strongest type. Have a" 
missionary committee to use at least a part of the opening 
exercises, occasionally, in giving missionary information, 
stories and experiences. Some one has said, "Ignorance is 
the mother of missionary indifference; intelligence is the 
mother of missionary devotion." 

Fourth : A weekly or monthly meeting of all officers and 
teachers, not simply for entertainment, but to frankly talk 
face to face over the conditions and vital interests of the 
school, boosting and strengthening its weak points, and 
bringing into full and harmonious co-operation all of its 
forces for greater results. 



"I have sometimes wished that I had nothing else to do 
than to dwell with God in prayer, praise and preaching. 
Alas! one has to come down from the Mount of Transfigur- 
ation and meet the lunatic boy and the quarrelsome scribes"; 
at the bottom of the hill." 



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J. A. Garber 

PRESIDENT 



Our Young People at Work 



G. C. Carpenter 

SECRETARY 



Daily Suggestions for Christian Endeavor Week, February 1-8, 1920. By Prof, j. a. Garber 



Christiaji Endeavor Day 

On Sunday, February 1st, Endeavorers of every land 
will be privileged to celebrate the thirty-ninth anniversary 
of Christian Endeavor. We should duly appreciate the 
privilege of recounting the steps by which the Society has 
passed thirty-nine milestones, having become a determining 
factor in the life of more than eighty-five evangelical de- 
nominations with a combiiied membership of more than six 
millions. Through this birthday celebration the stage may 
be set for and interest awakened in the activities of the re- 
maining days of the week. The regular topic is "What 
Does Our Pledge Require?" A special program may be ob- 
tained from the United Society at Boston at the rate of 
$2.00 per hundred. Perhaps the pastor can be induced to 
preach a sermon on "Young People and the Church." In 
this event the Endeavorers should attend the evening service 
in a body, supplying special music and other parts of the, 
— vice. 

Fellowship Day 

Monday may be devoted to the cultivation of closer and 
wider fellowfship. Where a local union, city or county, con- 
ducts a social. Brethren Endeavorers should join most hear- 
tily. If no such meeting is provided, have a society social 
or banquet. Active and associate members will be invited, 
but others should be included, honorary now alumni mem- 
bers. A leaflet describing the Alumni Association will be 
sent on request by the United Society. Then remember the 
pastor and Sunday school superintendent, asking each to 
tell how Christian Endeavor has helped them in their work. 

Union Day 

Many local unions will hold mass meetings on Tuesday 
evening. At that time vital topics will be discussed, such as, 
prohibition enforcement, world peace, Interehurch World 
Movement and the like. The discussion will widen the vision 
and supply fresh stimulus for enlarged endeavors. Great 
encouragement will come to all sharing in these rallies. 

Church Loyalty Day 

The regular Wednesday night service should be made a 
banner prayer meeting. And, it will be such if the Endea- 
vorers co-operate with the pastor in planning and conduct- 
ing it. Tell the pastor you will convey his invitation to every 
family of the church and community. Supply a choir and 
special music. As a part of general participation have sev- 
eral Endeavorers tell how they have been helped to pray 
and testify in the Christian Endeavor prayer meeting. 

Intermediate Day 

Thursday evening may be set apart for the growing 
number of Intermediates. While the societies are not so 
numerous, they are increasing in number, and the workers 
testify to the great importance of this work. A social or 
banquet for these teen age folks and their parents Avould 
help to deepen the interest of both in this method of Chris- 
tian training. Try it. 

Extension Day 

The week's activities may culminate in part on Friday 
evening. If you have been working to double the member- 
ship of your society, this night may become the feast of in- 
gathering. Then you may hold an enthusiastic meeting to 
receive the report of the lookout and special committees, to 
induct new members — active, associate, alumni — ^into mem- 
bership, impressing them with the importance of the So- 
ciety and giving them the glad hand. If they are still want- 
ing, Junior and Intermediate societies may be organized. If 
your local work is well organized and developed, have your 



folks to visit a nearby church to organize its young people 
into a Christian Endeavor Society. 

Junior Day 

Make provision for the boys and girls on Saturday 
afternoon. Invite the parents and give a demonstration of 
singing, Bible drills, etc. A brief business meeting in which 
the Juniors make their own reports would impress the par- 
ents with the value of the training. A social period with the 
boys and girls serving would give them an opportunity to 
make their parents glad. 

Decision Day 

Sunday, the 8th, should find every society on the crest 
of the wave of enthusiasm. It promises to be the harvest 
time, the day of decisions. The general topic is "A Worth- 
while Life," and Endeavorers should be led to decide defi- 
nitely to do those things that help to make life worth-while. 
Associate members should become Christians, active mem- 
bers comrades of the Quiet Hour, Tenth Legioners, Patriotic 
Servants and possibly Life Work Recruits. The appeal for 
full time service will be made through the Ashland College 
Night program, when societies will receive their offering for 
the department of Religious Education. Programs with full 
instruction will be supplied by Superintendent Boardman. 
Good News from Altoona 

A letter from Mrs. Nora Grosse states that Altoona, 
Pennsylvania now has three societies: Young People's, In- 
termediate and Junior. The results are proving that better 
work can be done than when they had only one society or 
even two. This seems to be a rather general experienc. 

The Altoona society has organized a class in Expert En- 
deavor. The Intermediates desire and expect to share in 
this work. If they finish the course, as they doubtless will, 
this society will not lack a trained leadership in the years to 
come. Other societies will do well to follow this example. 
Altoona says "Come on! Let's go!" 

Mrs. Grosse is Field Worker for Western Pennsylvania, 
and has arranged to visit some of the societies within the 
next few weeks. Other societies will profit by arranging for 
a visit by her. She will help you to prepare for the ob- 
servance of Christian Endeavor Week. Societies of all the 
districts should call upon the field workers. They are ready 
and eager to help you. Make large demands of them if you 
want to please them. 



C. H. Spurgeon once said "If the Supreme Being should 
say, 'Live forever,' it were a malediction rather than a 
benediction. ' ' 



Formerly a drunken Chinaman was a rare spectacle in 
any Chinese city. Now because the Americaii brewers and 
distillers, whose business has been made illegal in their own 
country, Cliinese drunkards are becoming familiar sights. 



As essential as leather to the shoemaker, or cloth to the 
tailor, so prayer is to the Christian. It must be the very 
warp and woof of his character and by means of it he must 
accomplish his daily service for Christ and his felloAvmen. 
Fenelon used to say, "I spend much time in my closet in 
order to be prepared for the pulpit, and to be sure that my 
heart is filled with the Divine Fountain before I am to pour 
out the streams upon the people. ' ' Few men have been bet- 
ter qualified to speak on this subject than the good Fene- 
lon, of whom it was said by one Avho enjoyed his friend- 
ship, "While he watched over his flock with a daily care 
he prayed in the deep retirement of internal solicitude, ' '— B. 



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NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



GOSHEN, INDIANA 

We have failed to measure up to the sug- 
gestion of our Edtor in writing up the church 
news every six weeks short and to the point. 
We think the suggestion a very good one, and 
will do our best, at least in the shortness. The 
only reason we did not write up our splendid 
evangelistic effort was that we had a promise 
from Brother Thomas to do that. Come, 
Brother A. E., where have you been? We sure- 
ly had a good meeting; the sermons were 
Scriptural, forceful, and spiritual. The good 
people stood by the evangelist, just as we al- 
ways should do for then God blesses his word 
to the saving of souls. If we remember right, 
sixty-three came out; about iifty were bap- 
tized; a number came by letter and relation. 
One young man of sterling character, a suc- 
cessful business man of our city came with us. 
He was born in Aegion Mouria, Greece. He 
became a member of the Greek Orthodox 
church when but a youth. He comes to us 
having received baptism by triune immersion 
by the Eev. Geo. Choomac.as. He is a member 
of the young men's class of True Blues and 
he is faithful. We all like "Andy," as we 
call him. He has a sweet nature and a sweet 
business. We mention this because of his 
coming from the Greek church to us. During 
the absence of our pastor while engaged in a 
meeting at North Manchester the pulpit was 
filled by Brother Duker, Brother Vandermell 
of the Holland Ecformed church, also one 
Sunday by Prof. Wilkinson, superintendent of 
the city schools, who gave a very practical 
address on "Practical Education as It Ap- 
plies to Christian Professors." All did fine 
and we enjoyed the changes, but all were 
glad to see "Brother Mc's." smiling face, 
when he returned. Our Sunday, school super- 
intendent. Brother Milt Wisong is doing his 
best to get the attendance up to four hun- 
dred. The Sunday school gave a cantata on 
Christmas evening. We took the White Gift 
offering on the following Sunday. 

The Mennonite College Philharmonic society 
of ninety voices rendered The Messiah at our 
church on last Tuesday evening; the house 
was full and to say the least, it jvas great. 
Sister Hamman, one of our faithful workers 
both in Sunday school and church, died at 
Rochester, Minnesota, after a critical oper- 
ation. The funeral took place at her home 
church. Brother Mclnturff officiating. She 
was anointed by her pastor and Brother Duker 
before leaving for the operation. May God 
bless the bereaved ones. 

A merry Christmas and Happy New Year to 
the Editors and others. M. E. HORNEE, 

Corresponding Secretary. 

REPORT OF EVANGELISTIC LEAGtTE 

We closed our campaign in Clay City, Indi- 
ana, on Monday night, November 3rd and by, 
fast time got into Canton, Ohio, just thirty 
minutes before we were to appear on the pro- 
gram Tuesday evening. 

The Canton meeting was arranged so as to 
begin at the s.ame time that the Ohio confer- 
ence was, to be hold, so that the evening ses- 
sions of the Conference merged into the re- 
vival campaign. It seemed like getting back 
home to be in Ohio and among the brethren 
whom I had labored with for several years. 
The Ohio Conference 

The conference was fairly well attended by 
the northern Ohio churches but less than five 
delegates from churches in the southern part 
of the state. The more I study the situation 
the more I am convinced that states like Ohio 
and Pennsylvania, covering so much territory 
would accomplish much more by having two 
conference districts. California struggled 
along for years with the same problem in hav- 
ing one conference for the whole state and 
since the state has been divided into two dis- 
tricts they are doing twice as much work. One 



criticism I have to offer, which in a general 
way applies to all conferences, is the failure 
of those selected to appear on the program to 
show up or to make provision for their place. 
This should be reduced to a Christian princi- 
ple and a moral obligation. The conference 
was well attended by the Canton members and 
nearby churches and was generally satisfac- 

°^' Canton Campaign 

This city is well known as the home town 
of President McKinley, in which is erected a 
fine memorial and tribute to this great man. 
Brother Belotc, the pastor, is an old friend of 
mine and this was my fourth campaign with 
him. I held my first revival meeting in the 
Brethren church with him in Aurelia, Iowa, 
in 1902. So my association was very pleas- 
ant, and I was entertained in a most congen- 
ial way in his home while there. 

The Canton church is still one of the mission 
churches of Ohio. Through sacrifice and 
struggle the faithful here have been building 
up a work for God and his Christ and soon 
will be able to take care of the work alone. 
We have a good class of people here, liberal 
and faithful to the cause, scattered to the ex- 
tremes of the city, but on hand nearly every 
night to give their encouragement and to help 
the work. Brother Belote 's work here has 
accomplished much; the church expects this 
year to pay off the remaining debt on the 
building. The room for the Sunday school is 
already too small. So many of our churches 
make this mistake when building — not provid- 
ing' room for Sunday school work. 

The campaign was generally, satisfactory, 
the weather most of the time was good, the 
crowds fairly good, several found their way 
to Christ and the Gospel was preached and re- 
ceived. I found three Brethren preachers in 
the church, whom I trust may soon be found 
in active work, Brethren Smith, Byers and 
Eikenberry, all whom are trained, capable and 
experienced men in the work. Circumstances 
for a time have compelled them to separate 
fram active ministerial labor. I shall always 
remember my, labor in Canton with pleasure 
and be interested in the future. 
Ashland, Ohio 

By invitation of President Jacobs, I ar- 
ranged to stop off at Ashland on my way west 
to my next meeting and visit the college. I 
arrived on Wednesday night before Thanks- 
giving and found many of the students had 
left for their homes, but enjoyed meeting 
with those who remained and gave a talk on 
Wednesday evening to a mixed audience and 
spoke again on Thursday, morning to the T. 
W. and Y. M. of the college. I found a good 
spirit in the school with a good enrollment and 
from the student body up to the president, 
all felt full of hope. Everything indicates a 
bigger and more efficient school in the days 
to come. Publishing House 

All of you have seen the picture of the pub- 
lishing house which recently appeared in the 
Evangelist, which was better described than 
I can do. Through the kindness of Brother 
Baer and Slotter I was shown through and 
am satisfied it was a wise move and a good 
financial investment. We are securing a good 
printing equipment and the Publishing Com- 
pany was never in better position to fill its 
place in the church. 

I am now in Morrill, Kansas, in zero weath- 
er, with closed roads and up against the fuel 
problem, we are going ahead and will contin- 
ue the meeting unless closed up bv officials. 
W. S. BELL. 



DOINGS AT DAYTON 

Being confident that many readers of the 
Evangelist are glad to know about the work 
of the First Brethren at Dayton, Ohio, I will 
briefly offer a few of the interesting features 
since the report in October. 



Soon after the return 'of our pastor, Dr. E. 
M. Cobb, from his campaign in the First 
church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which 
was marked with much success, we opened our 
revival here, November 16th, very auspicious- 
ly from the very beginning, with the hope of 
thoroughly arousing the latent membership 
and the winning of souls for the Master. Dr. 
Cobb was the evangelist and preached most 
excellent revival sermons, as well as some doc- 
trinal and on the ordinances. A great mens 
banquet was held on Friday evening previous 
to the opening day with a fine spiritual and 
inspirational program which set the work 
going with "pep" and vim. Orion E. Bow- 
man was chairman, and fine addresses were 
made by home talent. Among the speakers 
were Eev. Eay G. Upson, Ecligious Work Di- 
rector of the Y. M. C. A., Prof. A. A. May- 
silles, County Superintendent of Schools, Fred 
W. Fansher, advertising man, Byr-on Murr, 
Lawyer, and Marcus S. Kuns, the pastor and 
others. 

Prof. Arthur Lynn, New York City, known, 
everywhere as "The Golden Tenor," arrived 
on Sunday morning in time for the opening 
service. He showed himself worthy of the 
title, and proved to -be a thoroughly conse- 
crated and devoted Christian worker, "not 
needing to be ashamed." Besides his won- 
derful solos, he is a great chorus leader of in- 
spirational and spiritual music. He uses the 
"Great Tabernacle Hymns," published by 
Myer and Brother, Chicago, a wonderful col- 
lection of the best hymns, and almost confined 
his solos to that book. Brother Lynn is a 
man of high spiritual conception developed 
through peculiar hard experiences. He sang 
on the stage for 12 years and entertained the 
pleasure loving public, but seeing the empti- 
ness of its bauble, became disgusted with his 
course and the wasting of his life. He was 
converted at a little Friend 's church on the 
Pacific slope, and decided to give his service 
henceforth to the Master. He loves the Bible 
and, is scanning its pages at every opportuni- 
ty, as well as praying, praising and testify- 
ing from his marvelous experiences. He 
greatly endeared himself to the First Breth- 
ren church and she is anxious to secure his 
further service as assistant to the pastor, for 
which the congregation has issued a unani- 
mous call for him to consider. He became so 
impressed with Dr. Cobb's messages and the 
constant scenes during the campaign that on 
the closing night, December 7th, he was im- 
mersed by the pastor with 20 others on the 
same occasion. And on Monday following he 
went on his way rejoicing, happy as a lark, 
to his next appointment at Lima, Ohio, for 
two weeks campaign with Eev. K. S. Crosby 
of the United Brethren church. 

On Monday evening the 8th, following the 
campaign, we obseiwed the communion service 
and had the largest and best feast ever. The 
main floor and about half the gallery was oc- 
cupied, the service lasted two hours. 

The visible and immediate results of the 
revival, were 47 by baptism, 6 yet to be bap- 
tized, 5 by relation, 7 by letter, and 2 recon- 
secrations, making a total of 67. Eevival 
should have continued and we expect to reap 
its fruits the same as last season when bap- 
tisms occurred nearly every Sunday. 

At the Wednesday evening prayer, praise 
and business meeting the congregation author- 
ized the purchase of a Baldwin Grand piano, 
as well as granted unanimously an evange. 
list's license to Brother Arthur Lynn, so that 
he could preach the Word as well as sing 
the Gospel message. May the Lord greatly 
bless his ministry is the ardent prayer of the 
saints at Dayton. 

On Thursday night the 11th, the pastor. Dr. 
Cobb, left for New York City Tabernacle to 
deliver seven special lectures on the "IN- 
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day, December 14tli, the morning service will 
be featured by a special program on the ' ' De- 
mobilization of Our Service Flag," Vice-mod- 
erator Orion E. Bowman, presiding. The 
Boys will be there, in khaki for the final, we 
hope! At the evening service, Eev. Dr. Jo. 
seph Kyle, D.D., L.L.D., of Xenia Theologi- 
sal Seminary, will deliver an address on the 
otpie, ' ' When We Demobilize the Service Flag 
of the King of Kings and Lord of L5rds." 
Pray for us that the Lord may sustain the 
membership of the First Brethren at Dayton, 
by his marvelous grace, is our wish! 

WILLIAM C. TEETER, 
Corresponding Secretary. 



DOINGS AT HAPPY, KENTUCKY 

It has been quite a long time since the 
news from Happy have been reported but we 
are glad to say the work is going along nice- 

ly- 

Our revival with Brother Bempel, of Kryp- 
ton, Kentucky, began November 10th, and 
lasted for ten days. There were six who made 
a confession and many more whom I believe 
are under" conviction. 

We are greatly in need of a regular pastor 
at this place, also a church. Will the readers 
of the Evangelist pray that the right man be 
sent to take up this work? 

This is a prosperous field and I believe the 
Lord has a great work to be done here. 

The Sunday, school at this place is growing 
rapidly. We are now getting ready for a 
Christmas entertainment to be given by the 
school on Christmas eve. 

We have organized a Sunday school at 
Stacy's Branch about two and a half miles 
from here and have thirty in attendance. 

The new railroad that is being built is just 
about completed and will soon have a passen- 
ger train on the line. 

School is progressing very nicely. There are 
forty-one enrolled and more to come. 

We ask the prayers of the Brethren to re. 
member the work and workers here. Wishing 
you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New 
Year. CHARLOTTE HILLEGAS. 



PALESTINE, WEST VIRGINIA 

As there has been no report through the 
Evangelist from the Prosperity congregation 
for some time, I will try to give a short re- 
port of the Lord's work at this place. As 
one of the smallest and possibly one of the 
weakest congregations in the brotherhood, we 
are still trying to go forward, although we 
have many discouragements and much opposi- 
tion. Yet we believe the Master where he 
says, ' ' Fe.ar not, little flock, for it is your 
Father's good pleasure to give you the king- 
dom." And we praise him for the faithful 
few who always stand firm for the Master and 
are always ready to help fight the battles for 
him. We had many pleasant experiences dur- 
ing the month of November. We began our 
revival meeting the 9th, and closed the 30th, 
with Brother W. J. Barnhart as the evangelist. 
Brother Barnhart did us a great service by his 
evening messages and his morning Bible Stud- 
ies. We were hindered greatly the last week 
of the meeting on account of rainy weather. 
We had to miss three evening services. The 
immediate results of the meeting were not 
what we hoped it might be, only one confes. 
sion. But we are sure it was not the evange. 
list's fault. 

Brother Barnhart certainly did preach the 
whole gospel with power, and we have reasons 
to believe that the seed sowed will bring forth 
fruit, because some people here are like them 
at Berea where Paul and Silas preached — 
they are searching the Scriptures to see if 
those things are so. 

We feel sure that the meeting was a suc- 
cess in that it was a great help to the church 
and the community. We closed with conimu- 
nion service Sunday evening, November 30th 
and while there were only, a few surrounded 
the Lord 's tables we had an enjoyable ser- 
vice. Will just say in regard to Brother 



Barnhart that he is a man of great ability 
and filled with the Spirit Jlnd any church de- 
siring evangelistic help will make no mistake 
in securing his help. Come again, Brother 
Barnhart. We ask an interest in the prayers 
of the brotherhood. B. H. SHOWALTER. 



LAKE ODESSA, MICHIGAN 

We closed our revival meeting at the Camp- 
bell Brethren church on November 19th, with 
five confessions. Brother George W. Kinzie 
of West Alexandria, Ohio, serving as evange- 
list and on November 20th, we held our love 
feast and at that service three more accepted 
Christ, making a total of eight. They were 
all young folks but one and we feel that 
Christ was well pleased with the work, for in 
Mark 10:14, he said, "SufEer the little chil- 
dren to come unto me and forbid them not 
for of such is the kingdom of God." There 
were eighty-four at the table for which we 
thank God. This shows that Michigan is not 
altogether dead. Brother Kinzie worked hard 
but it seemed that the devil and his imps were 
at work too. And we feel that outside of the 
conversions. Brother Kinzie did a gre.at deal 
of good. For the other day an unsaved man 
came to me and said, "Do you have a horse?" 
I said, ' ' I do. ' ' He said, ' ' I have a half of 
a load of hay for you," and I said, "All 
right I will be there;" and I said, "I have 
a cow, too." He said, "A cow! that means 
a load instead of a half." 

Brother Kinzie, come again. When a man 
will preach the gospel that will loosen up the 
unsaved what must it do to those who pro- 
fess? But that is what the church needs to- 
day. We have determined to press the battle 
harder and try to reach the goal Christ set 
for us. 

Brethren pray for us. 

M. V. GARRISON, Pastor. 



NORTH 3VLANCHESTER NEWS 

Recently we closed a series of meetings 
which was one of six simultaneous meetings 
held in our city. Brother McInturfE of 
Goshen, did the preaching. The total, includ. 
ing all we have received this fall by letter 
and by relation, gave us an increase of 24 
new members of a very fine class, generally. 
Sometimes we make a "scoop" of the chil- 
dren; at other times we get the older. The 
first class means future strength, the latter 
mainly, immediate. These people are of the 
latter class. Brother McInturS did us good 
work. His evangelism is of a different type 
than most of the modern preachers, but that 
does not say it is not good. "Mac," as all 
soon begin to address him, has a way all his 
own. He preached some great sermons and 
did a lot of good mixing among the outsiders. 
He was entirely true to the Word in his 
preaching and made a place for himself among 
us that means an open door to our friendship. 
I am not sure that the simultaneous idea is 
a good one for a small town like this. Mem- 
bers, and prospects especially, did too much 
visiting to get settled to conviction, it 
seemed. Yet every church that went into the 
campaign in earnest got a good many new 
members. All told, perhaps, 125 were added 
to the churches here during the three weeks. 
CommimioB: 

Last night we held our semi-annual com- 
munion. The roads were icy and the audience 
was smaller than we had hoped. Altogether 
we had 179 at the tables of the Lord. It 
seems to me that it was the best I ever at. 
tended. It is a great joy for a pastor to face 
practically all of the real force of his church 
in holy, communion with their Lord. It means 
life, spiirt, power. Gradually, this church is 
coming to its own. A few people everywhere, 
want the high seats and compel obeisance to 
them in order to have peace. Too many 
churches and preachers have to make com- 
promises with the headstrong to succeed as 
they ought. Under the leadership of our new 
superintendent, Bobert Gosborn, our Sunday 



school has grown excellently this fall and 
money matters are in good shape. We have 
lost some folks who walk not with the Lord 
but they have been replaced by a paying, 
praying class that means strength instead of 
a load. I am sure that we have been pass- 
ing through a sifting period in the church gen- 
erally that means a stronger Brethren church 
all over this land. 

We crave an interest in the prayers of the 
brotherhood'that in the trying days that may 
be the last of the dispensation, we may be 
' ' watching for the glorious revelation of the 
saints. ' ' CHARLES A. BAME. 



PLEASANT GROVE, IOWA 

We started our year's work out here with 
a revival, which was hindered from being a 
succesful meeting by various causes, — corn 
husking and rain, and the worst of all the 
church was not in the right spirit to engage 
in a- revival. I am speaking very plain, but 
God wiU speak much plainer if I should not 
declare the gospel that is needful. The Plea- 
sant Grove church needed a revival just for 
the church. It was like a lot of oui churches 
which think that a preacher should come to 
them and get a lot of the world saved, but 
forget that it is expedient for the church 
members to sit with their faces together in. 
stead of their backs before the evangelist 
comes on the ground. We worked hard the 
first week to get the church reconciled which 
we could not do fully in so short a time. 
Then we looked the last week for lost souls; 
we received nine in all, seven by baptism, one 
reclaimed and one by letter. This was as good 
as could be expected under the conditions. 
Now if you would like to know a little about 
Pleasant Grove we have one of as good a Sis- 
ters' Society as can be found. And while our 
Thanksgiving offering was small, as an offer- 
ing, yet ye have six Home Guards. And do 
you think this is small? Remember we have 
not 100 members. I feel that there are 
churches of more members that can not report 
as good. We have a fine people here and one 
of the best attended churches in the township. 
The cloud is disappearing and light is shining 
brighter each day, and our heart is made to 
rejoice in God our Savior who said, "I will 
never leave thee nor forsake thee. ' We will 
put in electric lights this month and are going 
to do our best to increase our subscription 
for the Evangelist. I and the Evangelist work 
good together in the field. Watch us. 

HOMER ANDERSON. 

P. S. — ^Don't stop a single subscription. 
Charge it to the pastor. Pleasant Grove is in 
, for a greater subscription this year. H. A. 



BXJENA VISTA, VIRGINIA 

It has been some time since I have reported 
our work here at Buen.a Vista. Let me say 
we have not been idle, since the last report. 
We have received about 13 by baptism and 
several renewals. The Sunday school under 
the leadership of Sister P. J. Jennings, is 
moving forward. The mid-week prayer service 
has been well attended with good interest. 
The S. S. C. E. is to be praised for their 
splendid work. This church is in splendid 
working condition. Pray for us. More later. 
G. W. CHAMBERS. 



BETHLEHEM 

It has been a real pleasure to serve this 
church. It can be truthfully said that Bethle- 
hem is a Brethren church. Like many other 
Brethren churches of the Valley of Virginia, 
it has had its trials. But through the effi. 
cient leadership of Elder E. B. Shaver, it has 
been able to overcome. The Sunday school 
with Brother Lee Logan as superintendent has 
made wonderful progress. In order to get 
better acquainted with the school we with the 
superintendent visited each class while in ses- 
sion. This was a really interesting experi- 
ence. We were made to feel welcome by both 
the teacher and class. We would like to speak 
separately of each class but time and space 



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will not permit. On the first Sunday of No- 
vember '"The Class in the Corner" made its 
drive and as a result $30.00 were raised which 
is to be used in building a new Sunday school 
room. On the first Sunday in December the 
Bible class made its drive, the result was 
$48.50 which is to be used in the same way. 
The Willing Workers' class is helping to pay 
for having electric lights installed. The 
Christian Endeavor Society paid for painting 
the church. The S. S. C. E. wiU likely help 
to install a furnace. The brethren and sisters 
of Bethlehem have a large vision and believe 
in efficiency and adequate equipment for Sun- 
day school and church work. After serving the 
church at Buena Vista and Bethlehem for 
more than two years, we resign and will be 
open to call after January 1st, 1920. Those 
wishing to write me can do so by addressing 
me at Buena Vista, Virginia, Box 122. 

G. W. CHAMBERS. 



for the success of these meetings and the 
work in general at thi splace. 

We thank our heavenly Eather for his part 
blessings and pray that he may not withhold 
them in the days to come. 

MARK B. SPACHT. 



COLIJiGE CORNER 

The work here is moving along in fine shape. 
This church has a fine equipment for being 
located in the country, not even near a rail, 
road. The building is practically new, seated 
with opera chairs and lighted with Delco 
lights. They have a Sunday school, Christian 
Endeavor society. Junior society and Womans ' 
Missionary Society. All these auxiliaries are 
striving to make their goals. 

We commenced our work here with a two 
weeks' protracted meeting. It started out 
with good interest and continued to the end. 
We received the very best of support through- 
out the entire meeting. The chair platform 
was occupied every night and the music was 
all that we could ask. It was at least half 
of the service. We have some talented young 
people and of a very high class. This means 
that the older folks are just as good. When 
our service closed we baptized and received 
seven into the church. 

We held our Rally Day and promotion ex- 
ercises, Sunday, November 9th. There was a 
large number present and the entire forenoon 
was given to the Sunday school. We expect 
to be a Front Liner. The general outlook for 
the year's work is very encouraging. We are 
enjoying our work with these people to the 

Umit. L. A. MYERS. 



WILLIAMSTOWN, OHIO 

As there has been no report from this 
church for some time, I am sending a brief 
account of the Lord's work in this part of 
his kingdom. 

Since taking up the work here in Septem- 
ber one has been added to the church by bap- 
tism. 

On Thanksgiving eve, we held services and 
took an offering for Home Missions. On ac- 
count of the extremely bad weather there 
were only about thirty present, but the offer, 
ing averaged one dollar for the "faithful 
few," for which we are very thankful. 

On Sunday evening, December 7th, we ob- 
served the Lord's supper and communion. It 
seems to me it was, indeed, a ' ' love feast, ' ' 
for surely as we fellowshipped with each other 
we feasted on that heavenly manna which the 
Master showers upon those who keep his com- 
mandments. There were about sixty that com- 
muned, for which, again, we are thankful. 

, The spirit of the Christ not only, rested upon 
the communicants but also upon the audience. 
I never beheld more respectful onlookers, ana 
not a few said they were impressed with our 
order and manner of observance. 

The church here has decided to make exten- 
sive improvements — basement, furnace, beau- 
tifying the interior — in fact a general remod. 
eling of the building. Plans are well under 
way and we expect to begin work on the base- 
ment in a few days. 

On January 5th, Brother Harley H. Wolford 
of Elkhart begins a three weeks' campaign 
for the salvation of souls and a general spirit- 
ual uplift of the membership here. 

We ask for the prayers of the brotherhood 



HtTDSON, IOWA 

Since our last report to the columns of the 
Evangelist we have been spending the time in 
getting acquainted with the people and with 
the field. In the five months we have been 
in this place we have found much to rejoice 
over and also much that we are not so glad 
about. Even in Iowa we find many factors 
that do not make for the finest type of man- 
hood and womanhood and it would be strange 
indeed if some of these things were not found 
in Hudson. We have found however, a mighty 
fine class of people and we are glad indeed 
to be able to call many of the folks in this 
vicinity, our friends. 

Being just fresh from school when we took 
charge of this church we found it very hard 
to settle down calmly and act like a ' ' middle 
aged brother," so we turned to the local high 
school as a mighty good avenue thorugh which 
to let out our surplus energy. The boys 
needed a ' ' coach ' ' for their basketball team, 
so we volunteered our services and since that 
time we have not only been able to keep in 
the "pink" of condition physically, but we 
have also been able to claim the boys as our 
friends. We are not making any prediction 
regarding this part of our work but I can 
say that already it has paid big dividends. 
Along with the job of ' ' coach ' ' came the re- 
sponsibility of being ' ' Hi — Y ' ' leader, so 
three fine channels of leadership were opened 
up to us — viz., spiritual, physical and intellec- 
tual. An opportunity like this is worth while. 

The evangelistic services closed at Hudson, 
last Sunday, December 7, after having a short 
halt on account of the fuel shortage. The 
meeting was well attended from the start and 
after counting up the total attendance we 
found that the attendance for each service 
averaged 74. This was fine according to the 
reports of the people who have been members 
of the church for years and know what to ex. 
pect in the way of attendance at special meet- 
ings. The other churches of the town support- 
ed the effort in a fine way by, attending the 
services through the week and coming over to 
our service in a body the last three Sunday 
nights. The pastor had to be the evangelist 
in this case and we had the supreme satisfac- 
tion of seeing eleven people make the good 
confession. Nine of the eleven were baptized 
and became members of our church. The meet- 
ing did not only result in public confessions, 
but also had as a very definite result the en- 
couraging of the membership to renewed ef. 
forts for the Christ. Then too, the other peo- 
ple of the town know on just what basis the 
Brethren church is standing and they have 
given us a friendly and earnest hearing which 
bespeaks their continued interest in the days 
to conte. There was nothing "racy" in the 
meeting nor were the people startled by ' ' sen- 
sationalism, " but they did hear the message 
of the Cross with all the comfort and condem- 
nation it conveys to the human heart. We 
believe God honored his Word. 

Our future plans for the beginning of the 
new year include a Mission Study class, with 
"Christian Americanization" as the text 
book, and a Teacher Training class. It will 
be our earnest endeavor to make our Sunday 
school count for the greatest possible good in 
the days to come for we are convinced that if 
the young life is conserved and trained for 
God all the other challenges of life will be 
duly taken care of. The Life Work challenge 
and the ministry are problems of childhood 
and the Sunday school is the most potent fac- 
tor in our hands (as "means" go) to the suc- 
cessful solution of the problems in question. 

May God bless his servants and lead them 
to a fuller, finer service in the new year, 
1920. Sincerely, 

EDWIN BOAEDMAN, Jr. 



WARSAW, INDIANA 

This letter comes to the readers of the 
Evangelist from our new pastorate at Warsaw. 
We came after being extended a call. We 
found a loyal band and willingness was writ, 
ten on the faces as we faced them for the 
first time. The first three months was one of 
great blessing. The church attendance had 
grown splendidly and the spirit of the wor- 
ship is in a high degree of a spiritual nature. 
So great has been the power of the Spirit 
manifested that ten people have come to us 
in the first quarter. The Sunday school is 
coming back to its own and the other branches 
of the church showing improvement. We are 
feeling happy, in being able to shepherd this 
flock, and we are all confident that the future 
looks bright. We have never served a more 
loyal people, nor have preached in a town 
where we have been greeted by its people more 
lovingly, than here. 

During the quarter we were away one month 
in Goshen in a revival effort, immediately af- 
ter state conference. I have been waiting to 
see the report from the land of Goshen, but so 
far have heard of none. Erom the standpoint 
of the evangelist, we can truly say Goshen 
has made good. Everybody was on the job. 
No friction. The pastor, Brother Mclnturff, 
who is very popular with his flock, was right 
with us and we hit the ball together until 
some of those who had not yet settled the 
great question surrendered. How many? Offi- 
cial number, 63 in all. A great victory for 
the Lord and his hosts. Goshen surely did 
well. It is a great church and one which the 
Brethren people can be proud of. We hesitate 
to tell yet we feel we owe it to them to say 
that we received the largest offering here that 
we ever received for meetings of this nature. 
May God bless these dear people, as they go 
forward with their pastor to victory. 

Our pulpit was filled very, acceptably here 
by Brother "Mac," and Dr. Jacobs and Sis- 
ter Maud Webb, and one service was by a 
son of the noted English preacher. Dr. Camp- 
bell Morgan, who now resides at Winona Lake. 

Our meetings start here, if the Lord wills, 
the second Sunday in January and we will be 
assisted by one of Warsaw 's evangelistic sing, 
ers. We are looking forward to a great vic- 
tory. But in the midst of these blessings we 
have not escaped the dark clouds. We have 
been passing through the deep waters of af- 
fliction. My dear father, who was a devoted 
Christian and a loving parent, passed to his 
reward December 6, after 68 years of life, 
which was full of activity and service for 
the Master. He sleeps today among the hills 
of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in beautiful 
Grandview cemetery, to await the resurrection 
morning. Heaven is nearer to us today be- 
cause of his going away and we are living 
and working to crown Jesus King so that we 
shall meet him in that home where sorrow and 
death never come. 

May the Lord bless the work everywher« 
for Jesus' sake. A. E. THOMAS. 



WHITE GIFTS— COMING PINE 

The following White Gift offerings have 
been received already in the order given be. 
low: 

Berlin, Pa., $ 60.00 

Fair Haven, Ohio, 26.00 

New Enterprise, Pa., 6.37 

La Paz, Ind., 5.00 

Mt. Pleasant, Pa., 5.00 

Denver, Ind., 6.26 

Beaver City, Neb., 95.15 

Dayton, Ohio, 70.00 

Columbus, Ohio, 7.60 

New Lebanon, Ohio, ; 22.00 

Waynesboro, Pa., 10.21 

Nappanee, Ind., 190.00 

New Paris, Ind., 33.18 

Brighton, Ind., 12.30 

Pairview, Ohio, 20.46 

New Enterprise, Ind., 8.50 

Third Brethren, Phila., Pa., 13.00 

Oakville, Ind., 17.20 

Eidgely, Md., 5.45 



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AsMand, Ohio, 128.47 

Mountain View, Va., 25.00 

Masontown, Pa., 25.00 

Milledge%'ille, 111., 65.00 

Elkhart, Ind., 37.65 

College Corner, Ind., 9.75 

Allentown, Pa., 19.68 

Woman's Missionary Society, AUen- 

town. Pa., 10.00 

Maple Grove, Ind., 11.68 

McKee, Pa., 7.78 

$953.69 



To Berlin, Pennsylvania, belongs the honor 
of sending in the first offering. And to Nap- 
panee, Indiana, that of the largest offering 
so far. The great number of the above 
schools have increased their offerings over 
that of last year, some of them even as high 
as three hundred percent. Five of the above 
schools had not paid anything last year. This 
is, therefore, a most promising start and indi- 
cates a splendid offering for our work this 
ye&ir. 
Dec. 31, 1919 ALBEET TRENT, 

General Secretary- Treasurer. 



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Showing California Conference in Four Year Program 



At the Southern California District Con- 
ference held this year a chart was made 
showing the standing of the congregations of 
this district on each of the goals of the 
Four Year Program. 

This record is not perfect by any means 



but it shows that the attainment of the 
goals is not an impossibility in these congre- 
gations at least, and that it might lend en- 
couragement to other districts or congrega- 
tions a cut of the chart was made and is 
here presented through the Evangelist. 
A. V. KIMMELL, District Goal Director. 



HOME MISSIONS 

General Fund — Eeceipts for November, 1919 

Brethren Church, Pleasant Hill, 0.,..$ 27.25 

Brethren Church, Ashland, O., 20.00 

Bethel S. S., Berne, Ind., 15.80 

W. M. Society, National, 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Perry, Gary, Ind., 40.00 
Mary A. Snyder, Valley Home, Glov. 

er Gap, W. Va., 40.00 

Mrs. C. A. Will, Eockwood, Pa., ... 5.00 

Mr. E. D. Martin, Pioneer, Ohio, ... 5.00 

Maggie White, Lyndon, Ohio, 2.00 

fi. C. Brumbaugh, Hill City, Kansas, 5.00 
Mrs. H. W. Eobertson, Middleton, 

Va., 5.00 

Fred Horner, Lanark, 111., H. G., 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Pittenger, Wooster, 

Ohio, 2.00 

irda L. Hedrick, Hallendale, Fla., . . 5.00 

l^aura E. Hedrick, Hallendale, Fla., 10.00 

3ieo. W. Hedrick, Hallendale, Fla., . 10.00 
3. S. C. Spickerman, Maryville, Mo., 

(H. G.), 10.00 

ilartha Armstrong, Atwood, Ind., . . 7.50 

Jladys Eouch, Bremen, Ind., 2.00 

5cott Eichael,. Polk, Pa., 20.00 

iarah J. and Emma Olinger, Meyers- 
dale, Pa., (H. G.), 10.00 

3erro Gordo Church, Ills., W. M. Deer, 

Secretary * 17.60 

* $4.35 of this was sent to Herman 
Eoscoe for Superannuated Minis- 
ter's Fund by request of donor, 

brethren Church, Oakville, Ind., . . . 60.00 
larrie C. Funderburg, New Carlisle, 

Ohio, H. G.), 5.00 

^. J. and S. E. Paul, Losantville, 

Ind., 5.00 

:>. E. Oram, Loganport, Ind, (H. G.), 6.00 

V. M. S., New Paris, Ind., 10.00 

brethren Church, New Paris, Ind...... 35.65 

). W. Gingrich, McAllisterville, Pa., 25.00 

Jeckie C. Smith, Bedford, Pa., 5.00 

ir. and Mrs. Emanuel Grice, North 

Georgetown, Ohio, 2.00 

ilr. and Mrs. Whiteleather, North 

Georgetown, Ohio, 3.00 

brethren Church, Mexico, Ind., 22.05 

"osiah Maus, (H. G.), 5.00 

lable Maus, ^H- G.), 5.00 



Cora Maus, (H. G.), 5.00 

Mexico, Indiana, total, 37.05 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Winterowd, Plym. 

outh, Iowa., 2.00 

Samuel Cook and Family, Harrisburg, 

Ore., 6.00 

Alice Leedy, Fostoria, Ohio, 1.00 

Brethren Church, Waterloo, Iowa, . . 40.00 
Austin Miller and Family, Meyers- 
dale, Pa., 50.00 

1st Brethren Church, Phila., Pa., . . . 5.00 

J. H. Siders, Astoria, HI., _ 2.00 

Mrs. Wm. Garwood, South Bend, Ind., 

H. G.), 5.00 

Bethel Church, Penn, Mich., 6.05 

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Swartz, Mt. Clin. 

ton, Va., 2.00 

Mrs. OUve Hollewell, Milledgeville, 

111., 2.00 

Young Ladies' Bible Class, Berne, 

Ind., 5.00 

Mt. Etna Church, Iowa, 5.00 

Whitedale Church, Terra Alta, W. 

Va., 34.75 

Bessie Hook, Lost Creek, K!y., for 

Brush Valley Church, Pa., 5.00 

Salem Church, Brookville, O., 31.84 

Wilson King and Son, Salem Church, 

H. G.), 5.00 

Salem church total, 36.84 

Barbara Musser, Nappanee, Ind., 

(H. G.), 5.00 

Clay City Church, Clay City, Ind.,. 41.22 

New Troy Church, New Troy, Mich., 5.75 
A Sister of Gretna, Bellefontaine, 

Ohio, 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Meyers, Fostoria, 

Ohio, 5.00 

D. J. Hetrich, New Bethlehem, Pa., 5.00 
College Corner Church, Wabash, Ind., 21.25 
Fair Haven Church, Fair Haven, O., 30.00 
Mrs. Eoy Decker, Augusta, Mich, (H. 

G.), 2.00 

E. F. Miller, Belelfontaine, O., (Gret- 
na, Church, (H. G.), .' 5.00 

H. J. Frantz, Enid, Oklahoma, 5.00 

Total Eeceipts for November ...$ 816.71 
Previously reported by former Secre- 
tary and myself, $ 926.63 

Total receipts to December 1, $1,743.34 



NOTE. — Correction for last month. W. M. 
S., Dayton, Ohio, should have been National 
W. M. S. by Mary C. Wenger, Treasurer, Day- 
ton, Ohio. 

HOME MISSIONS 
Kentucky (Support) Fund. Eeceipts for No- 
vember, 1919 

W. M. Society, Mexico, Ind., $ 15.00 

Samuel M. and Lydia A. Baker, Swan. 

ton, O., 10.00 

Miss Bell Mast, Spooner, Wis., 5.00 

S. S., Turloek, Cal., 11.00 

Golden Hour Bible Class, Nappanee, 

Ind., 5.00 

Brethren Church, Krypton, Ky., 27.50 

W. M. S., Elkhart, Ind., 5.00 

Y. P. S. C. E., Canton, Ohio, 5.00 

Loyal Women's S S. Class, Canton, 

O., 5.00 

Dyoll Belote, Canton, O., 5.00 

S. M. M., Portis, Kansas, 20.00 

Mrs. Dora Shabe, Austin, O., 10.00 

C. E. Society, Morrill, Kansas, 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. A Perry, Gary, 

Ind., 20.00 

Wm. A. Gearhart, Dayton, O., 25.00 

W. M. Society, Milf ord, Ind., 25.00 

1st Brethren Church, Los Angeles, 

Cal., 5.00 

O. E. Bowman and wife, Dayton, O., 30.00 

E. W. Longnecker, Dayton, O., 40.00 

Lois Whitehead, Dayton, O., 5.00 

Mrs. E. D. Martin, Pioneer, O., 10.00 

Y. P. 8. S. Glass, Mexico, Ind., 5.00 

C. E. Society, La Verne, Cal., 20.00 

John M. Humberd, Flora, Ind., 10.00 

Alice and Josie B. Wogoman, Brook- 
ville, O., 10.00 

W. Baker and Son, Dayton, O., 15.00 

Jr. and Inter. C. E. Society, Goshen, 

Ind., 10.00 

S. S., Muncie, Ind., 5.00 

Mrs. D. C. Moomaw, Eoanoke, 5.00 

Total November Eeceipts, $ 373.50 

Previously Eeported, $1,163.91 

Total Eeceipts to December 1, . .$ 1,537.41 
Kentucky Kitchen Shower Fund 

W. M. S., Mexico, Ind., $ 5.00 

Mrs. P. E. Peterson, Bement, 111., 2.00 

W. M. S., Garleton, Neb., 5.00 

Total November receipts, $ 12.00 

Previously reported, $125.05 

Total receipts to December 1, ...$137.05 
Kentucky Electric Light Plant Fund 

C. E. Society, Hagerstown, Md., $ 18.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Winterwood, Ply- 
mouth, Iowa, 1.00 

N. C. Neilsen and Son, Long Beach, 

Cal., 10.00 

Mrs. Maria J. Frantz, Enid, Okla., . . 5.00 
Mr. and Mrs. Orion E. Bowman, Day- 
ton, O., 10.00 

Total November receipts, $44.00 

Previously reported, $18.00 

Total receipts to December 1, ...$62.00 
Mimcie, Indiana, Building Fund 
No receipts in November. 
Previously reported, $50.23 

Total receipts to December 1, ....$50.23 
Peru, Indiana, Building Fuifd 
No receipts in November. 
Previously reported, $25.24 

Total receipts to December 1, ....$25.24 
Survey Fund 
No receipts to December 1, 
Tract Fund 
No receipts to December 1. 

Summary of Eeceipts to December 1 

General Fund, $ 1,743.34 

Kentucky Support Fund, 1,537.41 

Kentucky Kitchen Shower Fund, . . . 137.05 
Kentucky Light Plant Fund, 62.00 



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Muncie, Ind., Bldg. Fund, 50.23 the new way has increased the list more than 

Peru, Ind., Bldg. Fund, 25.24 two hundred percent. 

Survey Fund, Brother Shively is a " good sport ' ' and a 

Tract Fund, ^ long-time friend of the Business Manager and 

• ■ — helped him to get settled in his first pastorate 

Grand total, all Funds, $3,555.27 about twenty-six years ago. Brother Shively 

rOEEIGN MISSIONS is of the honest sort who confessed that when 

BeeeiiVts During NovemTjer. General Fmd, ^^ proposed the plan for getting the paper 

South Ameircan Fund ^^^° ^ *^ homes of the congregations sev- 

Paul E. Humbard, Chicago, HI., L. ^ral years ago he had little faith in it, but 

r -fr $ 50 00 acknowledges that his opinion was wrong 

Cerro Gordo,' Church,' 'c'e'r'ro'G'o'r'd'o','il'l.', 17'.40 f^^ that the plan will work, and we honor 

Mr. Godfrey's Sunday School Class, him for his candor and thank him for his 

Third Brethren church, Philadelphia ^"''''^^ °^ commendation that accompanied the 

Pa^ ; _^_/ 500 list sent us. 

■' ' '_1___J__ Then Berne, Indiana, has again won its 

fp , 1 jyo 40 place on the Honor Eoll by. sending in a lar- 

p •' ' V ■ ,.'g'x,'o'].VpV ' ' ' ' i 2200 S'^'' ^^^^ than it ever did before, and this is 

^ "^ ' " ' the third year for the church at Berne. Here 

Total Receipts to December 1, ....$94.40 ^^^ ^"^^f? T^°^'J^w.^-//^''^°^i. 11- ''' 

^ ' charge and he has a habit of doing the things 

General Fund (African) ^^ gg^g ^^^ ^^ ^o_ ^^ thank Brother John. 

St. James S. S., Long Beach, Cal, No. ggn f^j. j^ig confidence in the plan and for his 

236, $38.17 successful manner of helping us to keep the 

Mrs. Margaret Kyjer, Martinsburg, subscription list above the five thousand 

Pa., M., 5.00 mark. Then A. L. DeLozier notified us to 

continue the Allentown list and the corrected 

Total receipts to December 1, $43.17 jigt ^,,111 ijg sent us shortly. This is also the 

GrilJble (Personal Fund) third year that Allentown has won the place 

E. F. Hensel, Ohio, HI., No. 83, M $5.00 q^ tj^g Honor Boll. This is another one of 

our city missions that realizes the importance 

Total receipts to December 1, $5.00 of keeping all its members in touch with the 

Snyder (Personal Fund) work of the whole church. Other churches are 

Mrs. Geo. F. Keim, Dayton, Ohio, No. notifying us that they expect to hold their 

7, M., $10.00 place on the Eoll and still others are notifying 

us that they expect to win such honors very 

Total receipts to December 1, .... $10.00 soon. It is a mighty good thing Brethren, and 

Brethren Missionary Fund we would urge you to continue in your good 

La Verne Cal., Church, by Elsie Eager, $3.50 work. 

Mrs. W. O. Mitchell, Newport, Wash., . . .25 The interruption to our work because of 

G. C. Brumbaugh, Hill City, Kansas, . . .25 our moving into our new quarters and the de- 

Eev. Morton L. Sands, Sergeantsville, lay caused by our not being able to get 

N. J., 50 motors to run our presses, that had been 

promised us in two or three weeks, in more 

Total receipts to December 1, . .- $4.50 than three months has made us some late with 

Summary ^ few of our Sunday school quarterlies, but 

General Fund, South American, $ 94.40 most of them have been m,ailed and ere this 

General Fund, (African), 43.17 reaches our readers they will have been 

Gribble (Personal Fund), 5.00 mailed to all who have sent in their orders. 

Snyder, (Personal Fund), 10.00 We are just as sorry for the delay as any of 

Brethren Missionary Fund, 4.50 our schools are, but it was a physical impos- 

sibility to do otherwise this time. We hope. 

Grand total receipts all funds October however, that no similar delay may occur 

1 to December 1, $157.05 again and we will do our very best to prevent 

Eespectfully Submitted, its repetition. 

WM. A. GEAEHAET "^^^ Business Manager expects to attend 

General Missionary Secretary. the Interchurch World Movement conference 

at Atlantic City this week at the very urgent 

^=^==^^^^^^^^=^^^^^^^— ^^^=^-^— ^ request of the publicity manager of the great 

1> • w ^ ' C campaign. We hope to have something worth 

ijUSinCSS iVlflllflgCr S ViOrnCr whUe to report to our readers concerning the 

work of this great conference. 

E. E. TEETEE, Business Manager. 



A WELCOME CHEISTMAS PRESENT 

On Christmas Morning we took the mail 
from the Post OfEice to the Publishing House 
to look it over to see if there was anything 
that needed special attention, and one of the 
first letters we opened was from the secretary 
of the pastor of the Third Brethren church of 
Philadelphia with a list of subscriptions for 
the Evangelist that covered every family of 
the active membership of that church. While 
this was not as large a list as some churches 
send in, yet it was as complete as any, consid- 
ering the number of members of the congre. 
gation, and it was an increase of several hun- 
dred percent over the old list, and we extend 
to the Third Brethren church of Philadelphia 
and to its pastor, J. E. Braker, the same wel- 
come to the Evangelist Honor Eoll that we 
do to any of the larger churches. It was a 
splendid achievement for the Third church. 

Then a few days later we received a splen- 
did list of subscribers from the Masontown, 
Pennsylvania, church that places that church 
on the Honor Eoll. Brother Shively has al- 
ways been a good agent for the Evangelist 
and his congregations have been above the 
average in the number of subscriptions ac. 
cording to the old way of procedure, but still 



EVANGELIST HONOE EOLL 

The following churches having met the re- 
quirements laid down by the Brethren Pub- 
lishing Company regarding the placing of the 
Evangelist in the homes of the congregations 
are entitled to a place on the Evangelist Hon- 
or Boll: 

Church Pastor 

Akron, Ind., (New Highland), .... (Vacant) 
Allentown, Pa., 3rd Year, ... A. L. DeLozier 

Ankenytown, Ohio, 3rd Yr., A. L. Lynn 

Ardmore, Indiana, A. T. Wirick 

Ashland, Ohio, 3rd Yr., J. A. Garber 

Beaver City, Nebr., 2nd Yr., E. S. Flora 

Berlin, Fenna., LB. Trout 

Berne, Indiana, 3rd Year, . . W. F. Johnson 

Bryan, Ohio, 2nd Yr., G. L. Maus 

Buckeye City, O., Glen Peterson 

Burlington, Ind., 2nd Yr., W. T. Lytle 

Carleton, Nebr., 2nd Yr., J. D. Kemper 

Cerro Gordo, 111., D. A. C. Teeter 

Clay City, Indiana, 2nd Yr., . S. 0. Henderson 
College Corner, Ind., 2nd Yr., Homer Anderson 

Conemaugh, Pa., 2nd Yr., L. G. Smith 

Darwin, Indiana, W. T. Lytle. 

Dallas Center, Iowa, E. F. Porte 



Denver, Indiana, 2nd Yr., L. A. Myers 

Dutchtown, Indiana, Homer Anderson 

Elkhart, Ind., (2nd Yr.), ... H. H. Wolford 
Eaton, Ind., (Maple Grove), . . H. E. Eppley 

Eau Claire, Wisconsin, J. A. Baker 

Fairhaven, Ohio, 2nd Yr., B. F. Owen 

Falls City, Neb., 2nd Yr., . . H. F. Stuckman 

Fillmore, Calif., Sylvester Lowman 

Flora, Ind., 2nd Yr., W. E. Thomas 

Fostoria, Ohio (2nd Yr.), M. S, White 

Fremont, Ohio, H. M. Oberholtzer 

Goshen, Indiana, J. A. Mclnturff 

Gretna, Ohio, 3rd Yr., Edwin Boardman 

Gratis, Ohio C. E. Beekley 

Hagerstown, Maryland A. B. Cover 

Hamlin, Kansas, 2nd Yr., Geo. E. Cone 

Huntington, Indiana, J. W. Brower 

Johnstown, Pa., 1st Ch., 2nd Yr. J. F. Watson 

Johnstown, Pa., 3rd Ch., Geo. H. Jones 

Lanark, 111., 2nd Yr., B. T. Burnworth 

La Verne, Calif., 2nd Yr., T. H. Broad 

Leon, Iowa, Geo. T. Eonk 

Leon, Iowa, (Crown Chapel), . . Geo. T. Eonk 

Leon, Iowa (Union Chapel), . G. T. Eonk 

Linwood, Maryland, 2nd Yt., .. E. M. Eiddle 
Long Beach, Cal. (3rd Yr.) ... L. S. Bauman 

Loree, Indiana, 2nd Yr., C. A. Stewart 

Los Angeles, Cal., 1st., 2 Yr., N. W. Jennings 

Louisville, O., 2nd Yr., E. M. Eiddle 

Los Angeles, Cal., (Compton Ave)., J. C. Beal 
Masontown, Pennsylvania, . . . Martin Shively 
Meyersdale, Pa., 2nd i'r., .. E. D. Burnworth, 

Mexico, Indiana, 2nd Yr., L. W. Ditchj^ 

Milledgeville, 111., 2nd Yr., .... M. J. Snyder^' 
Morrill, Kansas, 2nd Yr., ... A. E. WhittQ4" 

Mt. View, Va., 2nd Yr., J. E. Patterson^ 

Muncie, Indiana, 2nd Yr., .... J. L. KiQimel . 

Nappanee, Ind. (3rd Yr.) E. L, Miller-. 

New Enterprise, Pa., Edward Byers ^ 

New Lebanon, O., G. W. Kinzie . 

New Paris, Ind., 2nd Yr., . W. I. Duker. 

North English, Iowa, Homer Anderson^ 

North Liberty, Indiana, C. C. Grisso . 

New Enterprise, Ind., P. M. Fisher 

Oakville, Indiana, W. E. Deeter- 

Peru, Indiana, Geo. C. Carpente)^ 

Philadelphia, Pa (1st Br.) . . Alva J. McClain 
Philadelphia, Pa., 3rd church, . . J. E. Braker 

Pittsburgh, Pa., H. M. Harley 

Portis, Kansas, 2nd Yr., . . . Eoy Brumbaugh 

Kittman, Ohio, J. Allen Miller 

Eoann, Indiana (2nd yr.), Willis E. Eonk 

Eoanoke, Indiana W. F. Johnson 

Sidney, Indiana, 2nd Yr., L. A. Myers ! 

Summit Mills, Pa., 2nd Yr., E. D. Burnworth 

Telford, Tenn., Mary, Pence 

Tiosa, Indiana (2nd Yr.) C. C. Grisso 

Turlock, California, J. Francis Eeagan 

Washington, C. H., O., 3rd Yr., B. S. Stoffer 
Waterloo, Iowa, 2nd Yr., . . H. L. Goughnour 

Whittier, Calif., A. V. Kimmeli 

White Chapel, Mo., G. T. Eonk.- 

Windber, Pennsylvania, E. F. Byers ; 

Yellow Creek, Pa., Edward Byer.?. 

Zion Hill, Ohio, A. L. Lynni 

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I ASHLAND COLLEGE | 
i Ashland, Ohio t 

T f 

X The Second Semester will open Febru- -f 

T ary 2nd. 4' 

4- There will be some new cours«s so J 

4. that students may enter then and earn i* 

J a half year credit. •5' 

J There ought to be twenty-five young j^j 

i^ people in the church who will enter for ^j 

^ this Semester. ^j 

? Also, keep in mind the Summer Ses- *] 

•h sion, fully recognized by the State De- ^ 

S partment of Public Instruction. •{• 

X Address + 

T EDWIN E. JACOBS, Ph.D., " 

X Ashland, Ohio. 

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1920 




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ONE DEBT WE CAN NEVER PAY 

is that which we owe to the Pioneer 
Preachers of the Brethren Church 

WE MUST ALL FACE UP TO THIS QUESTION: 

What will be done to bring material comfort 

to the few who remain of those who 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



An Epoch Making Conference and Its Plans for the Immediate 

Future — Editor, 2 

Editorial Review, 3 

What 's New? — Chas. A. Bame, 4 

My Ideal of Christian Womanhood — Mrs. J. Allen Miller, 5 

My Ideal of Christian Manhood — J. L. Kimmel, 5 

Love — N. J. Paul, 6 

Miracles of Knowledge — T. Darley, Allen, 7 

The ■ Greatest Need of the Church— E. Paul Miller, 8 



Many Going to World's Sunday School Convention, 
The National Sunday School Association of Japan, 
Organization Versus Indifference — J. A. Garber, . . . . 

Roanoke, Virginia — H. H. Eowsey, 

President 's Call for Recruits — Earl Huette, 

Krypton, Kentucky — Mrs. Elizabeth Eempel, 

News from the Field, 

The Tie that Binds, 

In the Shadow, 



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ED ITORI AL 

An Epoch-Making Conference and Its Plans for the Immediate Future 



Perhaps the most important religious gathering, unless the Edin- 
burgh Mission,ary Conference should be excepted, of recent years has 
just been brought to a close at Atlantic City, New Jersey. It was 
the very good fortune of a little group of Brethren folk, of which 
the editor was one, to attend that conference which was in session 
January 7 to 9 inclusive. It would be impossible for one who had 
come sensitively in touch with that great gathering to refrain from 
speaking of that which he had seen and hoard. Those of us who 
rejoice in the inspiration of that conference and feel something of 
the impact of the great movement that was crystallized there, under- 
stand the feelings of the lepers feasting in the deserted Syrian camp 
outside the gates of Samaria when they said, "We do not well: this 
day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace." This is a day 
of good tidings for the church. 

Immediately you are wondering what was that gathering and 
why it was so important. It was called the World Survey Confer- 
ence of the Interchurch World Movement and was composed of more 
th,an eighteen hundred representatives and members of practically 
all the Protestant denominations and religious agencies of the United 
States. These representatives were come together, to use the words of 
the chairman, John E. Mott, "In the first place to view the wholeness 
of the task which confronts our American — you might say our North 
American — Protestant Christianity as it looks out into the fields of 
this continent, and as it reaches out beyond the oceans to all parts 
of the world. In the second place," said Dr. Mott, "we are come 
together in order that the various bodies represented here may be- 
come a formative factor in shaping the final plans of the Interchurch 
World Movement. And in the third place, we are here to review and 
to determine the scope and, in a larger sense possibly than some 
thought possible, the character and the magnitude of the proposed 
united undertaking." 

■ It was important because of what it proposes to do, because of 
those promoting it and because "of the pla'ns perfected. The Inter- 
church World Movement has no thought of either directly or indi- 
rectly doing away with denominationalism, nor of injurying in any 
way the future of the small denomination. It is aimed at stirring 
every church to formulate and prosecute with the greatest possible 
effectiveness and consecration a challenging pogram for the hasten- 
ing of the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, and at the same time 
to bring all Protestantism to focus their united strength on the ac- 
complishing of the great task before the church. The men who had 
this conference in charge and who are promoting the Interchurch 
World Movement are men in whom the religious world has confidence, 
men who have been used of God in bringing to successful issue great 



world-iuvohing undertakings. The name of John E. Mott connected 
with any movement is a guarantee of its worthiness and success. S. 
Earl Taylor, E. A. Cory, Daniel A. Poling, Eobert E. Speer, Fred B. 
Fisher, names of men at once recognized and trusted everywhere 
because of their great accomplishments, are leaders in this move- 
ment. Many other notable and trusted personages were seen and 
heard in the conference and will help to give direct-ion to the move- 
ment. The name of one of our own leading laymen, Wm. Kolb, Jr., 
was on one of the leading committees that helped to give shape to 
certain important plans; and the editor had the happy privilege of 
representing Dr. J. Allen Miller on the Forward Movement Committee. 

This conference was also important because of what it planned 
in the interest of the kingdom of Christ for the immediate future 
(not to speak at this time of the more far-reaching plans). It pro- 
posed a great concerted plan for all the churches of Christ in Amer- 
ica for the first four or five months of the year. The churches are 
urged to launch a great evangelistic program during January, Feb- 
ruary and March, bringing it to a climax with an intensive cam- 
paign at Easte time. During January special effort is to be made 
to intensify the spiritual life and re-valuate the spiritual resources 
of the church; during February special attention is to be given to 
the teaching of stewardship; during March special effort is to Ke 
made to direct young people into life service for Christ and the 
church, culminating in a great ingathering at Eastertide. Of course, 
these various phases of Chritsian teaching and activity cannot be en- 
tirely separated, and it is not the intention to attempt it. But it 
is intended that special emphasis shall be given to these things 
which are recognizedly a part of evangelism during the months des- 
ignated. Then following the campaign for souls ,there will be a great 
simultaneous financial drive from April 21 to May 2, during which 
it is proposed that every man, woman and child in the country will be 
given an opportunity to make a really worth-while gift to the pro- 
motion of work of the church of Christ. Following that will be 
other months of effort at conserving and developing the results of 
these months of intensive campaigning. 

Every church co-operating is supposed to have a great challenging 
program with which it will go before its people and the people of its 
fields of labor. It is to be a time when every, member of every 
church is to be urged to press forward in certain vital lines. And at 
this point the Brethren church his the honor of having taken the 
lead and pointed the way, for we are on the last lap of our Four 
Year Program. But like everything else of a pioneer nature, it is 
soon improved upon. We ntay be able with profit to center our 
emphasis on a few vital points and not scatter quite so much, and also 



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perfect our plans for carrying the challenge down to the last man in 
the last church when our next program is launched at next General 
Conference time. The more earnestly and faithfully we attempt 
to complete with credit this last year of our present Program, the 
better prepared we will be for the program that shall come next. 

We shall gain great inspiration and impetus by co-operation with 
the plans of the Interchurch World Movement. The fact that the 
whole church of Christ is marching forward together and pressing tne 
battle against the enemy at the most vital points at the same time is 
going to give great encouragement to the forces of righteousness and 
discouragement to the forces of evil. A great simultaneous campaign 
conducted on similar plans with perfect unity of spirit and similarity 
of effort will result in a great victory for all churches without any 
church losing its identity, just as the Allies fought in perfect har- 
mony against a common enemy, without any nation losing its iden- 
tity and all won the victory. This co-operative effort will create an 
atmo^here in which the work of the kingdom can be more easily 
prosecuted than heretofore. The impact of one single congregation, 
unless it is able to cover the entire community itself, is too small to 
create a great pervading religious atmosphere in a given community. 
Its blows against sin are too feeble. Its influence is too circum- 
scribed. What a mighty force the whole church will be if every 
community shall endeavor to be at its best and all will work harmo- 
niously together for the one great end — bringing in the kingdom of 
our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

EDITORIAL REVIEW 

A word from Brother Oberholtzer states that by this time they 
are in the midst of a revival meeting led by Brother I. D. Bowman. 
Good preparation was made for this meeting and doubtless it will tell 
in success. 

A note from Brother Eiddle, pastor of Louisville, Ohio, church, 
states that he is now engaged in a revival meeting there, having be- 
gun on January 11. Prayer is requested in behalf of this effort; may 
God give them great success. 

Dr. Jacobs favors our readers with another edition of his "Col- 
lege News." President Jacobs frequently finds himself in pulpits in 
various parts of the brotherhood. In this way there is being culti- 
vated a mutual acquaintance and friendship. The college is soon to 
enjoy, a treat in the form of a lecture by Dr. Henry S. Cope, the 
great authority in religious education. 

It is a splendid report that comes to us from Milledgeville, 
Illinois. Brother Snyder and his loyal co-workers are doing a good 
work there; every department of activity receives its proper empha- 
sis. The spirit of generosity displayed by these people during the 
Christmas season is deserving of special mention. And in the midst 
of their giving they did not forget their pastor and family. 

In a personal letter to the editor recently, Brother N. W. Jen- 
nings said, "We are now worshipping in the tent while our church 
edifice is going up." The good people of the First church of Los 
Angeles have been struggling with courage and perseverance to over- 
come the difficulties of a building proposition in these times and by 
the grace of God they are winning out. 

Beaver City, Nebraska, is moving along in fine style under the 
leadership of Brother E. S. Flora, according to a report from Sister 
Johnston, the correspondent. They have recently experienced a very 
successful revival under the preaching of their pastor, and they are 
counting up the goals won and making plans for the winning of those 
not yet won. 

Brother Drushal gives an interesting report of the work at Lost 
Creek. He is still reaping the results of. the evangelistic campaign 
held by Brother Bowman. Other things that give encouragement are 
the new light plant, the Christmas activities and offering and the spe- 
cial gift to Brother and Sister Drushal. No one understands quite 
30 well as Brother and Sister Drushal what dividends work among 
these needy people pays to those engaging in it. 

The Brethren representatives at the Atlantic City conference of 
the Interchurch World Movement were Brother and Sister Alva J. 
McClain, Brother Wm. Kolb, Jr., Brother Clarence Kolb, Sister Mae 



Smith, Brother R. E. Teeter and the editor. All oame away greatly 
stirred with what they heard and saw, and all were one in the opin- 
ion that the hour is at hand when the Brethren church must set 
before itself a great challenging program and prosecute it with holy 
zeal, or, to use Brother McClain 's expression, it wjll get "lost in the 
shuffle." The program we have been working on for nearly three 
years and a half has helped us greatly, but the time will soon be at 
hand when must. set the standard still higher. 

When Brother McClain was in Ashland a few days ago he pre- 
sented the editor with a neat little hand book prepared by himself. 
It consists of questions asked on various Biblical themes, the answers 
to which are given in scriptural language with references attached. 
It is designed as a guide to Bible instruction and is carefully and 
compactly arranged. 

At Dayton things are doing as usual. ' ' Over the top ' ' in regard 
to home missions would seem to be the right word, judging from the 
size of the offering. Of course the General Missionary Secretary, 
Brother Gearhart, would not let his home church lag behind. The 
Sunday school in particular shows a splendid record of achievement 
for the year. An unusual feat which that church performed was to 
call an evangelistic singer into their midst and then turn him into 
a Brethren preacher before he gets away. That speak much for 
the convincing way in which the pastor, Brother Cobb, preached 
Brethren doctrine; it also speaks well for the open-mindedness of tCe 
evangelistic singer, Prof. Arthur Lynn. Welcome to you. Brother 
Lyjin! 

In a letter J;o_tlie^edtiqr,JBn5therH> L. Goughnour states that he 
has resigned the Waterloo, Iowa, pastorate to accept a call to direct 
the promotion of a federated church movement at Manchester, Iowa. 
He retains his membership in the Waterloo Brethren church while 
engaged in this work. He says he is deeply interestd in and has the 
warmest feelings for the Brethren church, but that he believed pro- 
foundly in this work and feels very strongly this call. Brother 
Goughnour is one of the most talented of the young leaders of our 
church, and during his sixteen years of pastoral work he has served 
A'ery successfully some of the strongest churches of the brotherhood. 
We regret that another valuable pastor has been subti^cted from our 
active list, for a time at least, but we pray that God may enable 
him to accomplish a great work in this new field. 

Brother Beachler found some loyal and staunch friends of the 
college at Williamstown during his' canvass there. Brother Mark 
Spacht, the pastor, is a loyal supporter of every Brethren interest, 
and the college has not the least place in his affections. It is good 
to leam that he is planning to spend some time at Ashland in the 
near future. The Williamstown people have contributed much in the 
form of life to fhe Brethren church; aside from contributing four 
preachers to the Brethren ministry, she has sent a number of stu- 
dents to Ashland College, several of whom entered other types of 
life 's activity aside from the ministry. You can count on such 
churches doing their part financially, and if this church has not done 
all that she might have done had she not been burdened with local 
church repairs, you can count on it that she will give Ashland all 
the greater lift at some later date. But all will be thankful for the 
splendid work that Williamstown has done for her own ehui'ch 
school at present. She has done well. 

TOMBAUGH'S BOOKLET OUT AT LAST. Copies will be 
mailed at once to those who have ordered them. We have the rec- 
ord of those who paid for them at last conference time. If any one 
who has paid for a copy fails to get one, please notify us immedi- 
ately. If you have not ordered a copy, do so at once. Price 20 cents 
per copy where a dozen or more go to the one address. Single copies 
by mail, 25 cents postpaid. We had hoped to have this booklet made 
and ready for mailing before the first of October of last year. But 
the mechanical department was simply unable to get out the work. 
All editorial work on it was completed before General Conference. 
We are sorry for this delay, but the value of the booklet is not de- 
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FOUR-YEAR PROGRAM PAGE 

rVOW THETV I30 IT II Samuel 3:18 

Conducted by Charles A. Bame 



What's New? 



Happy New Year ! That 's new. It is to be the biggest 
year in the history of the church, humanly speaking. Noth- 
ing so tremendous has ever been dreamed by Christian 
Statesmen since the Master gave to the world his plan of 
a world empire. Regardless of the position we may take or 
what we may think it is, or what it may be the preparation 
for, it is coming. No, it is here. Already many of our 
preachers and people are linked up with it and more will 
be. None can escape dealing with it in some way or an- 
other. 

Have You Heard of It? 

Well, I am sure if you have not, you will. Big things 
are not easily hid and this one is to be so big that none can 
miss it unless they miss it awfully. Some of these days, it 
will come with a "whoop" as they say, and you will be as- 
tonished at its pull and push and rush. Already the for- 
eign mission field has been apportioned and mapped — the 
whole world. Soon, every township and territory of our 
whole U. S. A. will be. Tremendous contingencies hang upon 
this INTERCHURCH WORLD MOVEMENT of which I 
have been speaking. Every church will be tremendously 
influenced by it, whether they are a part of it or not. How 
much non-affiliating churches will be affected can not be 
conjectured. THAT'S THE BIG NEW THING OF THE 
YEAR. 

A Suddien Call 

Such will the Master's be Avhen he returns to the earth 
again. "Two shall be sleeping in a bed; one shall be taken 
and another left." So, came the call to the officers of all 
the Boards to assemble with the Committee of Fifteen to 
consider what should be the action of our people Avith re- 
gard to this movement and its relation to the proposed new 
program that this Committee was to work out. Brother 
Garber the secretary of the meeting will make the report of 
the action taken. I Avish to say that the "Committee of 
Fifteen" in a meeting called after the action of the joint 
meeting, decided some things that need to be the property 
of the fraternity at large. 

Committee of Fifteen, Look 

In order to harmonize more fully with the action of the 
larger meeting, the Committee of Fifteen enlarged the scope 
of their inquiry by asking that their study should also 
comprise. Spiritual Resources; Rench, Wolford and Bame. 
Religious Education, Garber and assistants. Social Service, 
The Conference Committee. 

What to Do 

Study. Work out a program, as a committee. Submit 
the same to myself not later than March first. Myself to 
formulate from the matter siunbitted by the various com- 
mittees a program for the next five years that shall be as 
staggering as the one Avith Avhich Ave shall harmonize. Re- 
submit it to the committee for final revision and then, sub- 
mit it to the conference (national) in September. 
The Bigf Day 

It is upon us. Big revolutions. Big evolutions. SAvift 
and radical changes. Big gains. Big losses. Big deflections 
from the things we thought were stable and sure. Big 
drives. Big surprises. Smallness and bigotry and exclusive- 
ness are past — not passing. .We can choose the small things 
but it Avill lose us. Unless the Brethren church arouses her- 
self immediately, she may as Avell "hang her harp on the 
willows and Aveep." But she will not. She has as big folks 
as any church on earth. She will meet the challenge. May 



it not be too late that she does it. Nineteen TAventy is the 

year. 

Opportunities — hoAV shall Ave meet them? Alas! 

Opportunities — shall we permit them to pass? 

Just idly and carelessly let them glide by. 

Not trying to use them, and no reason Avhy? 

They're coming. 

Ne'er staying; 
No moment delaying 

For parley or pay, but passing ahvay. 

Thrice happy the man opportunity meets, 

With courage undaunted that braves no defeats; 
Who catches and struggles and Avrestles awry ; 

Who knoAvs God's rcAvards all the faithful Avho try. 
Ne'er hiding, 

But chiding 
Himself if he loses a moment deciding. 
While coming, 

Ne'er staying, 
No moment delaying, he hastens to pay 

Their coming a stay. BAME. 



Relief For the Near East. By George s. Baer 

Appeals are continually coming to our office in behalf 
of our brothers and sisters in the Near East, homeless, starv- 
ing and dying at a sad rate. We have not discharged our 
responsibility until Ave have passed the ncAvs.and the appeals 
along to our great family of Brethren. The tie of human 
brotherhood is strong and Ave belieA'e that those to whom this 
neAvs comes Avill respond as unto him who says noAv as in the 
days of his flesh, ' ' Inasmuch as ye do it unto one of the least 
of these my brethren, ye do it unto me.'" Many are giving 
their lives to this great humanitarian service, and may we at 
this Christmas season give of our abundance that those who 
hunger unto death may be fed and life preserved. Men and 
women of courage and consecration are going in person to 
minister to the needs of these suffering ones; every foUoAA^- 
er of him Avho had compassion on the multitudes will want 
to help to supply their hands Avith food and clothing. 

Just recently a noble band of American Avomen, Avho had 
previously given distinguished service as Red Cross relief 
Avorkers in France, set sail for the Near East to care for 
800,000 homeless refugees. They have gone in response to an 
urgent cable from Col. William N. Haskell, official represen-' 
tative of the Near East Relief and commissioner for Arme-' 
nia by authority of the Paris Peace Commis.sion. Col Hos- 
kell says that thousands of Avomen and children are dying 
daily of starvation and exposure in the Near East and that 
the relief Avorkers Avho are on the ground are overAvhelmed 
by the magnitude of the task which confronts them. Many' 
of the men and Avomen Avho are caring for the destitute a\'o- 
men and children in the Near East Avere formerly engaged 
in war service and putting into effect the experience gained 
dui'ing the Avar in ministering to the nations Avhich have suf- 
fered such horrible persecution at the hands of the Turkish 
government. 

A recent report from relief workers asserts that 800,000 
Armenians Avill starve if they are not given assistance until 
next year's harvest and there are more than 120,000 orphans 
who will require care if thej' are to be saved from death. 
Sick and starving refugees Avho have been Avandering for 
months in the desert are daily being brought to relief cen- 
ters. Buildings requisitioned as orphanages are filled to 
overflowing and even by giving the meagerest rations it has 
been impossible to care for all of those who are in dire need. 



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My Ideal of Christian Womanhood. By Mrs, j. Alien Miuer 



In the 31st chapter of Proverbs we read of a model 
matron. We have here a picture of a faithful and kindly 
wife, mother, and mistress. She performed carefully and 
properly her dometic duties. When these were completed 
she gave her time and talent to the performing of duties 
without the home. Her capable energy might have been re- 
pellent without love to soften it. But we know that love 
ruled for she made a happy home. Godliness mu.st be the 
source of such a symmetrical character. The fear of the 
Lord it was wMch enabled her to keep so even a balance 
of virtues as to stand forth a perfect pattern to the Avomen 
of every age and nation. The fear of God had given her a 
right conception of her duties toward all mankind, and es- 
pecially of the sacred nature of her relationship as wife and 
mother. She had an abundant and lasting reward. Her 
husband's trust in her was complete. Her words of loving 
counsel and her useful and benevolent life were not lost 
upon her children, but brought forth filial reverence and 
noble deeds. And this family blessedness was not a thing 
that could be hid, but, like a candle of the Lord in a world 
of moral darkness, it shed its light all around. What an ex- 
ample for Christian womanhood ! 

To Hannah we owe a Samuel. Samuel could hardly have 
been the mighty power for good in Israel that he was if 
he had not had the blessing of a godly mother, and early 
training in the fear of God. Prayers on his behalf ascended 
to heaven before he drew his first breath; holy plans and 
purposes were formed concerning him before he saw the 
light of day. He was consecrated to God before his birth. 
When pious parents receive their children with calling on 
God and in his fear, then every child is a Samuel (Heard 
of God.) What an example for Christian mothers does Han- 
nah show us! 

If we read the sixteenth chapter of Romans Ave find 
Phoebe mentioned as a servant of the church. She was ac- 
customed to noble knight-errantry — to visit, as an angel of 
goodness, the abodes of poverty, to give bread to the hun- 
gry, and good cheer to the sick, to make the widow's heart 
sing for gladness, to dispel the gloom of earth with the joy 
of heaven. Many modern women are and more ought to be 
thus champions of the cause of righteousness. Earth's rec- 
ords do not tell half the tale of the glories of the church's 
women. The true immortality comes from Christian work 
and from the possesion of the Christian spirit. There were 
women at Rome wearing in a single necklace of pearls a 
fortune of a 100,000 lbs. Their very names have perished 



with their follies and vices while Phoebe's name is resplen- 
dent for ever in Paul's gospel. "Help those Avomen that 
labored Avith me in the gospel, Avhose names arc in the book 
of life." Phoebe represented ideal Christian Avomanhood. 

Mary of Bethany lost herself in the contemplation of 
Christ till she forgot all the world, and especially forgot her 
own self. When she anointed the feet of Jesus with her pre- 
cious box of ointment she revealed admiration, love, and de- 
votion to her Master. The deeper the religious feeling is in 
a Christian, the moi-e he fears to Avcaken it in his effort to 
express it. Mary Avas that salt of the earth of Avhich Jesus . 
spoke in the Sermon on the Mount, the savor of Christian- 
ity was in her. What then shall she do in order to show 
Jesus how she holds him for her Master, her sovereign 
guide, her bread of life, her salvation? Shall she tread in 
the footsteps of the prophet; shall she celebrate Avith the 
psalmist her song of thanks ? No. She aa-IU not depart from 
the modest but sacred role Avhich suits Avomanhood, she 
knoAvs that the most useful instrumentalities are not ahvays 
the most brilliant, and that she is none the less appreciated 
by the Lord because she is less conspicuous. Impatient to- 
testify to Jesus the faith Avhich she has in him she thinks 
of the precious ointment that she possesses. To give that 
Avhich is dearest to one is to render the greatest honor. It 
was in the voluntary and absolute gift of hers to Christ 
that the rare merit and high value of the anointing of Jesus 
by Mary consisted. She understood in listening to the Mas- 
ter, in living his life, that Christianity is the religion of love. 
To give one's self to Christ by a decision of one's OAvn Avill, 
to give one's self to him Avithout restriction. — this is hoAv 
Mary understood the preaching of the Master. 

Christian Avomanhood oAves everything to Jesus and our 
greatest serA'ice is the least Ave ought to give. 

The fruits of Christian Avomanhood are legion, in ser- 
A'ice and enrichment to the Avorld. The gift of their lives 
to the Avorld is hope, comfort, and strength. They give 
"beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the 
garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness." 

"What Ave are is God's gift to us; AA'hat Ave make of 
ourselves is our gift to God." 

A fitting prayer for the ncAv year Avould be the fol- 
loAving : 

"Make it a passion of my life to be all life, to have :'n 
me no death and darkness, and help me to pay unfaltering- 
ly the price of life." 

Ashland, Ohio. 



My Ideal of Christian Manhood. By j. l. Kimmei 



Manhood is usually considered the highest conception 
we can have of a man. Manliood after all means little to 
him who is no true man. The old saying that a hundred 
and fifty pounds of avoirdupois does not make a man is only 
too true. There are many men, so called, in this old Avorld 
yet there is a woeful lack of true manhood. Man is a three 
fold being — physical, mental and moral — and to be at his 
best we are told it is necessary to develop all these, Avhich is 
no doubt true. Yet a man may be a physical giant and 
not have manliood. He may be a scholar and yet -lack this 
thing called manhood. Manhood requires character and 
Christ. True Christian manhood is the highest type of a 
man. ' 

The moral man is a 'thousand fold better than the im- 
moral man. Because the immoral man is a continual menace 
to. society and is bent on self destruction. The Christian 
" man is a moral man but he is much more from the fact that 
he is a follower of Jesus Christ. 



Christ's conception of human life Avas the highest the 
Avorld has ever knoAvn. The code of morals Avhich he taught 
is far superior to that of any other teacher that the Avorld 
has ever knoAvn. His life Avas faultless and A\athout guilt 
and the standard test by him for Christian manhood toAvers 
like a mountain peak above anything the Avorld had ever 
conceived. The ideal Christian manhood is therefore pat- 
terned after the ideal man, Jesus Christ our Lord. Any 
manhood therefore that does not aim at the perfect is not 
ideal. Too many men are Christians in theory only. They 
do things of course that are supposed to be essential to 
Christian manhood, but fall so far short of the ideal that 
it Avould be very difficult to decide as to AA^hether they are 
Christians at all or not. We have become accustomed to 
saying, He 'is a big man or He is not a big man, measuring 
of course by the standard of true manhood. The same could 
consistently be said of Christian manhood. There are some 
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Sam Jones used to say that he could put some Chris- 
tians in a band box, put a two cent stamp on the box and 
they would go all right by mail. That is a very low estimate 
of Christian manhood and yet there is entirely too much 
truth in the saying of the evangelist. But it is not my con- 
ception of an ideal Christian manhood; neither is it yours. 
We are all looking for a man that really is all that he pre- 
tends to be, yea, more than he professes to be — a thousand 
times more. We have the greatest contempt for the mere 
shell, the empty thing, — that means nothing. 

And yet there are so many men who think they can fool 
the people and pose as great men without manhood. They 
have gotten it somewhere that men can not discover their 
true motives, cannot measure them by theii' true value, can- 
not weigh them in the balances, so they will never be found 
wanting. Yet the people laugh at their stupidity and meas- 
ure them by their true worth, and the whole thing is a very 
easy proposition. My ideal of Christian manhood is a man 
who forgets himself and sees the other fellow; a man who 



is big enough to forget his own interests and to look upon 
the need of this wretched, miserable old world ; a man who 
is willing to throw himself upon the altar of sacrifice and 
live and die for the betterment of human society ; a man who 
has the courage of his convictions and will stand by the 
right as God gives him to see the right ; a man who will 
take the Bible for his guide and the word of God as a wea- , 
pon of defense ; a man who is willing to fight the devil when 
ever and wherever it is necessary to do so ; a man who is 
willing to exalt righteousness and condemn sin and practice 
what he preaches; a man who is big enough and broad 
enough to have Charity for the other fellow, who may sin- 
cerely and honestly differ from him ; a man who is humble 
and yet aims at perfection and is continually striving for 
the higher, the nobler and the better. My ideal is a man 
who pours out his soul in longing for the spirit of a Bun- 
yan, for the manliness of a Paul and for crowning manhood 
of Jesus Christ our Lord. 

This is my conception of ideal Christian manhood. 

Muncie, Indiana. 



Love. By N. J. Paul 



In the discussion of this subject we want to prove by 
the Scriptures, that love is the climax of the Christian Re- 
ligion. When once in possession of true love, we are in 
position to possess all the Scriptures contain. Love is an 
attribute of God. According to the Scriptures, God has 
feelings, affections, toward all mankind. We must derive 
our conceptions of God from the special revelation which he 
has given of himself; and this declares his love as strongly 
as his existence. It is held by some to be inadequate to 
speak of love as a divine attribute. "God is love" (John 
4:8-16). The Scriptures contain no equivalent statement 
with respect to other qualities of divine nature. Love is the 
highest characteristic of God, the one attribute in which all 
others perfectly blend. The love of God is more than kind- 
ness or benevolence. The eternal love of God has never 
been without its object; a fact upon which we receive some 
light from the Scripture revelation of the threefold person- 
ality of God (Matt. 3:17; John 15:9; 17: 23-26). 
The Gracious Love of God to Men 

Even to sinful men, is mo.st strongly declared in both 
the Old and the New Testaments (Exod. 34:6; Isa. 63:9; 
Jer. 31:3; John 3:16; 1st John 4:10). The love of God un- 
derlies all that he has done and is doing, although many 
facts exist which we cannot reconcile with his love on ac- 
count of our limited understanding. The highest disclosure 
and most complete proof of divine love is in redemption 
(Rom. 5:8; 8:32-39; 1 John 4:9, 10). 

The Reality and Power of His Love 
are pi'operly apprehended only under the influence of the 
Holy Spirit. "The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts 
by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us" (Rom. 5:5). 

Again love is a Christian virtue. Love is the pre-emi- 
nent virtue inculcated and produced by real Christianity. 
The whole Gospel as well as the law is summed up in love, 
not in the sen^'e of rendering all other requirements, but in 
the senre that love is fundamental, and expresses the spirit 
of all others, and with enlightenments will lead to the ob- 
servance of all others (Matt. 2:37-39; 5:43-48; Rom. 12:8; 
John 14:15-21; 15:12-14). 

Love, the Highest Motive of Moral Actions 
Without this all other motives fall short of furnishing 
the true stimulus of Christian living. As all sin rests itself 
in selfishness, so all virtue springs out of love ; and yet the 
love which is presented in the New Testament as the main- 
spring of holy living is grateful love as distinct from the 
love that is wholly disinterested. "We love Mm because 
he first loved us," are the Words which rightly express the 
whole matter (2 Cor. 5:14; 1 John 4:19; Rom. 12:1-2). 
Christian love, it is only important to note, is made possible 



only by divine grace. You see, it is one of the fruits of the 
Spirit. It is the first fruit which the Spirit bears. And if 
we bear this first fruit, it will enable us to bear all other 
fruit which the Lord intended for us to bear (Gal. 5:22; 1 
John 3:14). There seems to be at this age, two kinds of 
love; one kind from the lips only, and the other from the 
heart. The latter the Scriptures approve ; the former is also 
spoken of but with disapproval and to our shame. It only 
comes from the lips (see Matt. 15:8). This lip love is in 
possession of professed Christians, as well as men of the 
world. 

Those who are so fortunate as to possess heart love are 
the true followers of the Christ. This class will stand the 
test; this class, will love their enemies. This is where the 
test begins. Listen to the words of the Master: "Ye have 
heard that it hath been said. Thou shalt love thy neighbor, 
and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you. Love your ene- 
mies, bless them that curse you, do good to them Avhich 
despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye may be the 
children of your Father which is in heaven : — For if ye love 
them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even 
the publicans the same?" Sinners loves sinners; Christian 
professors should by all means love each other and not for- 
get the more important duty of loving the sinner. "Not 
every one that sayeth unto me. Lord, Lord, shall enter into 
the kingdom, but he which doeth the will of my Father 
which is in heaven." The mission of Christ was not for the 
saved, but for the lost. The apostles made their missionary 
journeys, in the interest of lost humanity. What prompted 
the Father to send the Son to the earth to suffer and to 
die the shameful death of the cross? What prompted Paul, 
Peter, James and John and, in fact, all the apostles to for- 
sake all and to endure hardships, persecutions, afflictions, 
and at last, most of them, to die martyr 's deaths ? Undoubt- 
edly, it was LOVE. "Love knows no fear." "Let broth- 
erly love continue. If a man say I love God, and hateth 
his brother, he is a liar; for he that loveth not his brother 
whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not 
seen? He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is 
love. He that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God, and God 
in him." 

What can adjust all our differences? What can recon- 
cile us, one to the other? What will unite broken family 
ties? What promotes, (or should promote) the marriage tie ? 
What can unite the Protestant church (and especially the 
two factions of the Brethren)? Can committees? No, they 
have been tried. Can elders of both factions meet together 
and reconcile us, so that we can assist in answering that 
Prayer of all prayers, made by the Lord in our behalf? Only 
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and do more for the children of men than everything else 
combined. 

It was love that brought the Savior to die for us. He 
sent the Holy Spirit. The giver will receive no reward for 
any gift, no matter how large nor how small unless it was 
through love that he gave it. God rewards only that which 
is accompanied by love. Without love, nothing is acceptable 
to God. Realizing then this fact, can we not say with Paul : 
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall 
tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or naked- 
ness, or peril, or sword — nay, in all these things we are more 
than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am per- 
suaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principal- 
ities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor 
heighth, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to 
separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus 
our Lord." Oh, could we realize this truth, and be promp- 
ted by love as Paul was to utter this from the heart. Praise 
his holy Name. 

Love Will Solve the Stewardship Problem 

There have been many plans sought by the churches as 
to how best to raise money to meet their obligations. So far 
as I know, no device that the church has accepted, has been 
found to be satisfactory. You have to keep building them 
up; they are like the electric battery you have for your 
auto, the more you use them the weaker they get. Why not 
do away with men's methods, and take God's plan. You 
pastors preach love, and love supreme to your members, and 
when you get them full of love, it will work automatically ; 
the more they use it, the more they will have to use. 



Here is the Climax 

I care not what we give, or what we do, or what we 
may say, or how much we may work in the interest of the 
church ; if it be not prompted by love, we become as a sound- 
ing brass, and tinkling cymbol. If we would even conse- 
crate our bodies to be burned and bestow all our goods to 
the poor, and yet all this be not prompted by love, what 
can it profit us (1 Cor. 13) 1 

The Bible 

It will do good if we shall often read the words of an 
unknown writer: "This book contains the mind of God, the 
state of men, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and 
the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its pre- 
cepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions 
are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, 
and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, 
food to support you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the 
traveler's map, the pilgrim's staif, the pilot's compass, the 
soldier's sword, and the Christian's charter. Here paradise 
is restored, heaven opened, and the gates of hell dirclosed. 
Christ is its grand object, our good its design, and the giorj 
of God its end. It should fill the memory, i-ule the heart, 
and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently and prayer- 
fully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a 
river of pleasure, tl is given you in life, will be opened in 
judgment, and be remembered forever. It involves the 
highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor, and 
will condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents. 

Losantville, Indiana. 



Miracles of Knowledge. By T. Parley Alien 



Hume admitted that ' ' prophecies are real miracles ; ' ' 
and Alexander Keith said, "Each prediction recorded in 
Scripture being a miracle of knowledge is equal to any mir- 
acle of poAver and could have emanated only from the 
Deity." 

The argument from prophecy is peculiarly impressive 
because of its simplicity. In regard to the evidence for the 
miracles of power by which Christianity was established 
many queries come to the mind of the average investigator. 
Many instances are on record showing how people have been 
imposed upon by counterfeit miracles, by Mormonism and 
various systems of religion; consequently wi-itings dealing 
with this subject treat to a considerable extent preliminary 
questions to answer the objections based upon the possibil- 
ities when deceit and craft are exercised upon credulous 
people. 

But with prophecy the argument is simple. To foretell 
the future as the ancient prophets did is plainly beyond 
human power; and for the argument to appeal with force 
nothing is necessary beyond establishing the priority of the 
predictions to the events prophesied. There is nothing that 
appears wonderful in the utterance of a prediction ; as a rule, 
the same can be said of the event that fulfills it. Only 
when the two are considered together is evidence furnished 
that proves the divine inspiration of the prophetic utterance. 

That many of the prophecies of the Bible were written 
before their fulfillment is beyond dispute; indeed, some of 
them are being accomplished before our eyes. Events occur- 
ring at the pTesent time in Palestine afford every reason for 
believing the long-looked-for restoration of the Jewish peo- 
ple to the land of their fathers, when they shall form an in- 
dependent state as in the remote past, is very near. Such 
great numbers of this long-scattered race have expressed. a 
desire to make their home in Palestine that emigration is to 
be restored because of the impossibility of all being able to 
be provided for. But of Palestine's soon becoming a land 
governed by Jews as in ancient times we are assured. 

When Frederick the Great asked his chaplain for a brief 
demonstration of the truth of Christianity he was answered, 
"The Jews, your m'ajesty. " 



That the Jewish people have preserved their individual- 
ity for more than eighteen centuries of dispersion among all 
the nations of the earth, as prophecy declared, and are as 
peculiarly Jewish in features, temperament and other re- 
spects as in the days of David and Solomon, is one of the 
wonders of history. 

What could be more wonderful than that many events 
in the life of Christ was clearly foretold by the Old Testa- 
ment prophets? And the present condition of Egypt, Edom 
and other countries, and the ruins of Babylon and other 
great cities of antiquity are exactly as prophecy declared. 

Just as an example of how striking the subject of 
prophecy is, take the prediction that Egypt "shall be the 
basest of kingdoms," and then consider that as Keith says, 
"In 1250 the Mamelukes deposed their rulers and urjui-ped 
the command of Egypt. A mode of government the most 
singular and surprising that ever existed on earth was es- 
tablished and maintained. Each successive ruler was raised 
to supreme authority from being a stranger and a slave. No 
son of the former ruler, no native of Egypt succeeded to the 
sovereignty ; but a chief was chosen from among a new race 
of imported slaves." 

Bishop Newton said that some prophecies are come com- 
plete in their description of events than any single written 
history, that "no one historian hath related so many cir- 
cumstances and in such exact order of time, as the prophet 
hath foretold them." We must read several histories to 
obtain as complete a narrative as prophecy affords. 

H. L. Hastings said: "Skeptics know little or nothing 
of the prophecies ; Christians neglect to study them ; minis- 
ters fail to preach them ; critics try to subvert them ; but no 
candid man can read such works as those of Bishop Newton 
or Alexander Keith, or others, on the prophecies Avithout be- 
ing convinced that God has at sundry times and in divers 
manners spoken to the fathers by the prophets. ' ' 

Cleveland, Ohio. 



It is more necessary for us that we should make a dis- 
covery of our faults than of our virtues. — C. H. Spurgeon. 



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The Greatest Need of the Church— The Baptism of the Holy Spirit 

By R. Paul Miller 

TEXT : For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy 
Spirit not many days hence. Acts 1 : 5. 



Never before in the history of the Christian church has 
she been so financially rich and so spiritually poor. Where 
a few years ago there were thousands raised for missions, 
today there are millions being raised. The great general 
cry in Christendom today is that a new era is upon us, a 
"go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to evei-y 
creature" that made the man Jesus the Christ. If we Avill 
undertake the big things, and think on them we will have no 
great world-wdde opportunity is facing the church, aiid that 
the church must raise prodigious sums of money and men to 
meet it. But the greatest stress is laid upon the money. The 
treasurer of a local church told me that when the Cen- 
tennial movement came into his church its cry was for men, 
money they got us down in black and white for, they could 
get along without the others, but they have to have the 
money." And the enormous sum of one hundred millions 
was raised with ease. And this same trend is true in near- 
ly every other church I know of. This is heralded by many 
as the great on-sweep of the church of Christ to victory — 
a victory bought with money! It looks to me verily like 
the fulfillment of Kcvelation 3 :14-20 Revised Version. The 
professing Christian church, rich and great in the world — 
but with Christ, her Lord, outside of it all. 

If the Spirit of God in mercy has taught me anything, 
the great need of the church today is neither money or men, 
for either are worthless without God's Holy Spirit permeat- 
ing both. The great need of the church is the baptism of 
the Holy Spirit. With a church baptized with the power 
of the Holy Ghost, these other things would fade into insig- 
nificant details in her great onsweep of victory in the power 
of God. 

I believe that the church today is in her decadent spir- 
itual condition because of late years this great truth and 
blessing has been so little preached and taught. The church 
is rolling in wealth and starving for .spiritual power. They 
are almost like the poor men that Paul found, ' ' We have not 
so much as heard -whether there be any Holy Ghost" (Acts 
19 :2) ! ! I -would like to have seen this doctrine among 
Brother Bell's list of Four Year Program sermons for this 
year. Perhaps he thought all ministers would use it any- 
how. We surely ought to. 

Jh e regeneration of the Holy Sp irit_and_the_baptism of 
t he Holy Spirit are two ent mjlvlTifferent^exiieripm^ A 
m ail may be regenerated, yet not be baptized^vntF the Holy 
Spirit. In regeneration, eternal life is imparted to him, but 
in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, power for service is im- 
parted (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8). For example, in John 15:3, 
Jesus pi'onounces the apostles to be clean or regenerated, and 
in Acts 1 :5, more than a month later he places the bapti.sm 
of the Holy Spirit some days ahead of them yet. These ex- 
amples could easily be increased from the Scriptures. 

Fivery true believer has the Holy Spirit in regeneration 
but not every believer is baptized with the Holy Spirit for 
service. This is_vv liy so m any believers have little or no 
pojwer in^iTITnstian service wlTiTe^^oTliers seei5 to be filled 
_oT]YeFs^ai'e 



it; som/arFT)aSiijzedI5Sd_S]ie£s^aT'eTrot: — B u t EV EBTTJE- 
LTEVER may HAVE THEIlAPTTSirOF' THIT^HOLY 
SPIRIT. It is the normal state of every member of the 
church of Christ, not the extraordinai-y or the unusual. 
Many think that it is only for a favored few, such as preach- 
ers, teachers, evangelists, and missionaries, etc. But the 
Scriptures limit it only to the bounds of the true church. 
Now, hov/ may every Christian be baptized with the Holy 
Spirit? 



I. We Must Surrender Absolutely to Christ 

The great reason why most Christians have so little pow- 
er is because they have failed to surrender all their sin and 
sinful habits. The Holy Spirit CANNOT w^ork in a DIVID- 
ED HEART. After the fall of Richmond, in the Civil War, 
the leaders met to arrange terms of peace. The southern 
men began to tell what they were willing to surrender and 
what they would not surrender. After they Avere through, 
the northern officers said, "The Government of the north 
MUST HAVE ALL." As a rule, that's the way Christians 
do ; they begin by telling the Lord what they -will and what 
they WON'T surrender. But GOD DEMANDS AN UNCON- 
DITIONAL SURRENDER IF YOU WILL HAVE POWER. 

Every sin must be surrendered (Acts 2:38). Repentance 
does not mean to weep and cry over sin merely, but to RE- 
NOUNCE AND FORSAKE IT. To refuse to surrender one 
sin gives Satan a chance to destroy your whole Christian 
experience. The law of reserved right, provides that if a 
man have 1000 acres and sells 999 and reserves one acre in 
the middle of the plot, he has the right to traverse that 999 
acres to get to his own property. So with the majority of 
Christians; they surrender nearly all yet reserve one little 
corner for the devil and he drags his dirty claws all' over 
the rest in order to get to his own. The only w^ay out of 
his clutches is to give every last corner to the Lord.' One 
known sin will lock the lips of praise and testimony as noth- 
ing else will. It will stand as a grim specter between the 
soul and God in prayer. It will take the joy out of every 
blessing. ALMOST a full surrender is what makes the ma- 
jority fail. Many say," The Lord won't care about this little 
habit or pleasure of mine if it isn't just right." Whether 
the Lord cares or not, one thing is sure. ONE KNOWN SIN 
THAT IS NOT PUT AWAY WILL IMPOVERISH YOUR 
SPIRITUAL LIFE AND POWER AS NOTIHNG ELSE 
WILL. 

II. The Second Condition is Absolute Trust in the 
Name of Christ for Cleansing. 

"Repent ye and be baptized every one of you, IN THE 
NAME OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE REMISSION OF 
SINS AND YE SHALL RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE 
HOLY GHOST." (Acts 2.38). 

You don't find those who are trusting in their own 
goodness, performing miracles of faith. You must realize 
that of yourself, there is no good thing in you. You must see 
Jesus on the cross, with your sin upon him, and trust only 
in the powef of his shed blood to cleanse you from all past, 
present, or future sin. 

III. The Third Requirement is Absolute Yieldiag to 
the Will of God. 

There is a difference between surrendering every sin 
and yielding to his will. To surrender means to give up 
the battle and cease striving. To yield to his wall means to 
willingly place yourself in his hands that his will be done 
in you. We must be self-poured-out that Christ might be 
poured in. Self-emptying must precede Spirit filling. 

All your plans and ambitions must be approved by the 
Lord. When you lay your plans for the future, what part 
does God have in them? If you don't submit them to God 
they will fail in the sight of God regardless of how prosper- 
ous they may seem for awhile. When planting ambitions in 
the hearts of your children, do you first seek the Lord's ap- 
proval of these ambitions? All plans must be subject to 
God's approval or rejection. After President Garfield was 
assassinated, he was taken to a quiet country place. They 



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built a special railroad track from the main line to the 
house for doctors and nurses, etc. The engineer's began run- 
ning the line right through a farmer's front yard. He pro- 
tested. When told that it was for the President, he said, 
"0, that's different, why if it's for the President you may 
run it right through my house." Are you willing to give 
the Lord right of way through all your carefully laid plans 
for the future? Aren't you a little afraid he would spoil 
some of them? If you will have spiritual power, you must 
be willing for him to break up all your plans if need be, 
that his will for you might be done. Whatsoever ye do, do 
all to the glory of GOD, and then you shall have power, and 
he can work a great work through you. 

IV. The Last Condition of the Baptism of the Holy 
Spirit is Faith. 

"Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or the 
hearing of faith" (Gal. v :2) ? 

It is not through "Feelings." Thrills and ecstasies are 
very deceptive. Many think them a sui'e sign of the Holy 



Spirit's power. A little fervor and a big imagination fool 
lots of people. The faith which realizes the baptism of the 
Holy Spirit, just takes it as its own. "Believe that ye re- 
receive them and ye shall have them." This faith rests su- 
pinely upon the promise of God, "How much more shall the 
heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him ' ' 
(Luke 11:13). 

Surrender every sin and sinful habit absolutely, that 
you may be a clean vessel, rest entirely in the name of 
Jesus for your acceptance before God, yield your whole life 
to him to mould as he sees fit, and finally by faith ark 
him to baptize you with the Holy Spirit. Meet ther'e condi- 
tions specifically, and, upon the authority of God's Word I 
say to you, YE SHALL BE BAPTIZED WITH THE HOLY 
GHOST AND WITH FIRE. May every member of this 
church seek it till God shall pour out upon us such a volume 
of power that we shall literally shake Satan's kingdom. May 
God bl-ess you all. 

Spokane, Washington. 



THE SUNDAY SCHOOL 

Many Going to the World's Sunday School Convention in Tokyo 



Though the first sailing of the fleet of convention steam- 
ers taking delegates to the World 's Sunday School Conven 
tion in Japan will not take place until next August, 236 
have already applied for credentials as delegates. Since 
there are only about 1,000 reservations that can be obtained 
on the Pacific Ocean steamers for the delegates, it is impor- 
tant that all who wish to attend this gathering of Sunday 
school M'orkcrs in the Orient should communicate at once 
with the World's Sunday School Association, 216 Metropol- 
itan Tower, New York City. The record is kept by states 
and Pennsylvania is now in the lead with 66 applications. 
Other states, in their order, are Ohio 18, Illinois 14, Nebras- 
ka 13, California 11 and Michigan 10. Applications have 
been received from most of the states and provinces in the 
United States and Canada. Overseas applicants will greatly 
increase the number. 

Mr. Frank L. Brown, the general secretary of the 
World's Association, has just returned from London after 
conference with the British Section of the World 's Executive 
Committee, and the committee representing the Scottish 
Sunday School Union. He reports that large interest is be- 
ing shown in the attendance upon the convention on the 
part of British Sunday school leaders. A number of these 
leaders, including Dr. F. B. Meyer of London and Mr. T. 
Vivian Rees, who has headed the Children's Era Movement 
in Great Britain, are defiintely planning to be at Tokyo. Fif- 
teen inquiries have been received in Wales and in Scotland 
a number of business men are already forming a delegation 
for Tokyo. It is po.ssible for the English delegates to travel 
eastward to Tokyo as well as westward. The eastern trip 
would include the all steamer journey through the Mediter- 
ranean and the Indian Ocean, stopping at Egypt, Ceylon, 
Hongkong and Shanghai, with optional stops at other points 
en route. 

Baron Uchida, a member of the committee promoting 
the Tokyo Convention, was in London and Glasgow at the 
time of Mr. Brown's visit and spoke at representative Sun- 
day school gatherings extending personally, on behalf of the 
Japanese Committee, its cordial invitation to the British 
and European delegates. The Baron stated that the Tokyo 
Committee is preparing to entertain at least half of the dele- 
gates in the homes in Tokyo. This suggestion was very 
warmly welcomed by those who heard Baron Uchida. 

The British Committee are enthusiastic about the plans 
for the convention program. They are also interested hi the 
around-the-world plans that are being developed and an- 
iiouncement concerning which is expected shortly. 

Had not the Brethren Sunday School Association ought 



to be represented at the convention in Tokyo ? If we should 
send a rcpreesntative who would return with a great vi; ion 
and enthusiasm such as no leader has yet received, and then 
travel among our schools and give out what he received, 
what a world of good it would mean to the Brethren fra- 
ternity. Have we not been living too much to ourselves? 
Have we not been too self-sufficient? And have we not 
been blameworthy in failing to make possible for our lead- 
ers the very best opportunities for increased efficiency in 
ledaership that the world affords? What we deny to our 
leaders we deny to ourselves. Think it over, and if the sug- 
gestion seems feasible to you, write your thoughts through 
this department. — Editor. 

The National Sunday School Association 
of Japan 

There is a National Sunday School Association in Japan 
which has an affiliated membership of about 160,000. Their 
annual convention has just been held in Tokyo and was at- 
tended by delegates from all parts of the Empire. Every ten 
Sunday schools had one delegate and reprej;eiitatives were 
present from thirty-three of these local associations. Some 
subjects that were discussed would be equally helpful for a 
convention in any country. They were "Rural Sunday 
Schools in the United States," "The New Day and Sunday 
School Education," "The qualifications of the Sunday 
School Teacher." Then special attention was given to the 
convention of the World's Sunday School Asosciation which 
will be held in Tokyo, October, 1920. Mr. Horace E. Cole- 
man, Field Secretary for Japan, who had just returned from 
the LTnited States, reported the extensive preparations for 
the convention which are being made in America. The com- 
ing of this World 's Convention is a goal toward Avhich 
the Sunday School Association in Japan is working. They 
set five aims as follows: 

An increase in the average attendance in every Sunday 
school of 25 percent by October, 1920. 

All Sunday schools to try to organize at leatt 100 Teach- 
er Training Departments. 

All Sunday schools to strive to bring 1,000 schools up 
to the standards set for the church school. 

All Sunday schools to strive to bring the number of 
Branch Associations up to 100. 

Each Sunday school with an average attendance of 100 
between December, 1919 and the end of May, 1920 to be al- 
lowed to send one delegate to the World's Convention and 
one additional delegate for an average attendance of 200 or 
more. 



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J. A. Garber 

PRESIDENT 



Our Young People at Work 



G. C. Carpenter 

SECRETARY 



Organization Versus Indifference 

Both are to be found in most societies. Their presence 
would seem to represent a paradoxical condition. Organiza- 
tion is calculated to prevent or destroy indifference. 

Is not the explanation to be discovered in the fact that 
too often societies are organized in name only? This may 
be due to the manner in wliich the organization ^^'as effected 
— elect persons to office in hit and miss fashion ■without care- 
ful selection (nomination) or elect them without subsequent 
notification and installation. In either event the resulting 
condition is abnormal and should be corrected or disastrous 
results will follow. 

The report from southwestern Virginia shows how one 
president mobilized his organization to wage war on "in- 
difference" or lack of interest. If more such society -insti- 
tutes were planned and conducted a revival of interest and 
effort would ensue in every case. We suggest that others 
employ this method during Christian Endeavor Week. Let 
presidents do as President Rowsey did: Decide that some- 
thing must be done to stimulate interest, then call for coun- 
sel other members of the cabinet, including the pastor. To- 
gether they may work out a program of Christian Endeavor. 
They will also be able to find speakers among their own En- 
deavorers or near-by available helpers. 

Then let presidents adopt President Musette's method 
of letter writing as a means of publicity. There are scores 
of Endeavorers who would be surprised beyond measure to 
receive an appealing letter from the president, secretary or 
any other official of the society. Isn't it a shame — yes, a 
"burning shame" — that we have failed to communicate 
through the written page with members of our societies or 
prospective members? Business enterprises representing 
thousands of dollars have been promoted in this manner. 
We must sell Christian Endeavor, and Ave need not expect 
folks to become interested through our regular activities 
when they are unknown beyond the walls of the meeting 
room. One letter may not get the desired result. Brother 
Huette, a young bu.siness man, understands this, and plans 
to continue his publicity campaign. Let others do likewise 
in advertising Christian Endeavor Week. 

J. A. GARBER. 



Roanoke, Virginia 

On November 29 we opened fire on Mr. Lack of Interest 
who was working against the success of our society and es- 
pecially playing havoc with our committee work. We 
opened our work with four simultaneous conferences led by 
Rev. L. G. Wood, S. M. Coffey, Mrs. L. G. AVood and the 
writer. Later we had a Workers' Banquet, a meeting with 
the executive committee and closed with a model Christian 
Endeavor meeting and a popular Rally with the pastor as 
speaker. 

Buena, Vista, Virginia 

On December 31 when we found ourselves at this place 
the first person we met was Mr. Lack of Interest (who must 
have come here when Ave ran him out of Roanoke), Avho Avas 
trying to delay Mr. Organization in his Avork. After cen- 
suring Mr. Lack of Interest and telling of the Avonderful 
work of Mr. Organization in public Sunday and Wednesday 
evenings and in private Avhen opportunity presented itself 
Ave Avere able to announce a meeting for Mi'. Organization. 
On January 4 Ave organized a Junior and Young People's 
society, gave a talk on organization and administration and 
later met with the executive committee. We leave this work 



confident of success because of the workers. Rev. and Mrs. 
Cook are vitally interested in the work and Avith Mrs. Cook 
as superintendent of the Juniors and Roy E. Massie as pres- 
ident of the young people. You may look for victories up 
this sector of the battle field. 

H. H. ROWSEY, 
Roanoke, Virginia. 



President's Call for Recruits 

Dear Friend : 

Brother Cobb says, "We ahvays go over the top." Let's 
shoAv him that Ave are in the front line trenches and can 
"go over the top" in our Christian Endeavor Avork. What 
part are you going to play in the "Fight for Right?" 

How large and how good are you going to help make 
the society? How much good do you want it to do for your 
boy or girl, your brother or sister, your Father or mother 
or your friend or friend's friend? 

To "go OA'er the top" in anything means — an increased 
effort and a combined effort of every one Avho is directly or 
indirectly affected by the result to be accomplished. 

You may ask, Hoav does all this figure in Christian En- 
dcaA'or Avork? Just this: The Christian EndeaA'or society is 
the Avorkshop of the church. The Sunday school is the birth- 
place for Christians but it is the job of the Christian Endea- 
vor societies to help develop and feed the spiritual body of 
those Avho are born, also to train them for definite prepara- 
tory Avork. 

Your A^alue to the Master is determined by the amount 
of service you render, and it is imposible for you to render 
more service than you are trained for. Just ask yourself 
these questions: 

Of hoAv much A^alue am I to the Lord, right noAv? 

Hoav can the Christian Endeavor help me to be of more 
value to him? 

Am I going to give the Christian Endeavor society a 
chance to help me? 

Am I going to help the society help someone else? 

If you are not already enrolled in the Christian Endea- 
vor society, either Junior, Intermediate or Senior, ENROLL 
NOW. Why not? Why not come out on the Lord's side for 
serAdce ? 

We Avho are already enrolled and busy need your en- 
couragement, prayers and your effort combined Avith ours. 

"Come On, Let's Go" is our slogan and that means 
"Over the Top." 

Yours in C. E. love, 

EARL liUETTE, President, 

Dayton, Ohio. 

P. S. — Be in the Christian Endeavor rooms, Sunday eve- 
ning at 6:29. Start noAv. Why not? 



"Thou shalt not kill" may be broken by anger, hate, 
malice and the de.sire for revenge. 



Should you be tempted to criticise others for imperfect 
conduct, first turn the light of Holy Writ on yourself and 
critically examine your own heart and life, and thus learn 
if you are able to lead them to a deeper and higher life 
Avith our Lord. OtherAvise your criticism may prove to be 
a hindrance to those needing help rather than a blessing. — 
Wm. H. McLendon. -- 



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MISSIONS 






KRYPTON, KENTtrCKY 

As we were looking forward to .Christmas, 
we often wondered what kind of a time we 
would have here in these mountains. At the 
same time we could not help thinking back to 
California and especially to our Long Beach 
church where we often had spent these days 
in great blessings, remembering how God had 
given to this world the most wonderful and 
unspeakable Gift. But we have found our 
Savior here also a very present help in time 
of need. These days were busy days for most 
of the work was resting on us, but to our joy, 
Miss Gertrude Ham, who has been teaching 
here for several years, and who is loved by. 
all the people here, came to spend a few days 
in Krypton. She was a great help, and also 
a great blessing to us all at this time. 

We had our Christmas exercises on Christ- 
mas eve. The church was about filled in spite 
of bad weather and very bad roads. We felt 
the presence of the Lord and especially when 
our offering for the poor and for Brother Rol- 
Her, and Marie and Julia, who were especially 
remembered at that time, went over $30.00. 

Our Long Beach church had written to us 
that they were sending us a piano for our 
Krypton church, which was to be here for 
Christmas, and which came Christmas day, 
early in the morning. Many of these people 
and children had never seen a piano and it 



surely brightened many faces when they saw 
and heard it. It also helps the looks of the 
church and will draw the people to come to 
church, for these people all like music. We 
can only thank the Lord for a church that 
prays and also helps to answer their prayers. 
May the Lord bless each one of those who had 
part in the gift. 

Christmas day in the afternoon, we had an- 
other program at Napherd about two miles 
from Krypton, where we have Sunday school 
every Sunday afternoon in a private home. 
The attendance is from 40 to 45, but this 
afternoon there were about 60 present. We 
could hardly wait till we tried our new piano, 
so we had announced a song and praise ser- 
vice for 6 P. M. the last evening that Miss 
Gertrude was with us. We especially felt the 
presence of the Lord in this service. When 
we sang "He Died with a Broken Heart," 
one of the prominent men of uur town, who 
is not saved but who attends our services reg- 
ularly could no longer hold his tears back. We 
believe and pray that the piano will be a 
great help in our work and in saving souls. 

It is a s.acrifice to leave home with all its 
comforts and especially the good schools, as 
Brother Gearhart says, but the Lord does often 
manifest himself here in such a wonderful 
way, that we feel repaid. The people here 
have been very good to u'S ever since we have 



been here. Our attendance also has been good. 
Le.erai inilucntial men who never came to 
church for years are coming now. Our difficul- 
ty, was with just two or three individuals, who 
tried to n.ake the work hard for us, but we 
see things slowly changing. We hope and 
pray that the Lord will clear these difficulties 
away for here is a great work to be done, and 
especially among the children. 

The children are just as bright here as I 
have seen them. We have two children 's meet- 
ings a week. Juniors on Sunday evening and 
the children's prayer meeting on Wednesday 
evening before the adult prayer meeting. The 
Lord has answered many prayers in these 
meetings, and the children are coming to be- 
lieve in prayer. This morning in our Sunday 
school class a little girl eleven years old told 
us yesterday when she was trying to build 
a fire in the cookstove and it would not burn 
she stopped and prayed and in a few minutes 
the stove was red hot. 

We have had over forty confessions in the 
last four months, several of these are true 
to the Lord and are not ashamed to confess 
Christ in prayer and testimony. We are so 
g'ad when we hear that the people in our 
churches are praying for this work, for only 
through prayer and hard work we will be 
able to accomplish anything for Christ. 

MRS. ELIZABETH EEMPEL. 



NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



OHIO CONFERENCE MINUTES 

(Continued from previous issue). 

WediTesday Evening 

The evening session was given over to a 
Bible lecture by Dr. Miller and the evangelis- 
tic sermon by Dr. Bell. 

Thursday Morning 

The devotions were led by Rev. M. B. 
Spaeht of Williamstown. The early morning 
hour was composed of a simultaneous meeting 
of the Women 's Missionary Society in the 
basement of the church and the Men's Confer- 
ence in the auditorium. The ladies will report 
the minutes of their meeting. The following 
program was given in the Men's conference: 

A New Day for Brethren Churches, William 
A. Gearhart. A general discussion of the pos. 
sibilities of the work of the laymen in the 
church. The discussion was spirited, instruc. 
, tive and practical. The few minutes remain- 
ing between the close of the men 's conference 
and the opening of the joint session was spent 
in transacting a few items of business. 

Discussion of the Standard by which Candi- 
dates for Ordination Should be Judged. After 
some discussion, the conference decided that 
the standard should be left to the discretion 
of the Board, but instructed them to take into 
consideration (1) The life. (2) The academic 
training; (3) The spiritual qualifications and 
(4) The faith of the candidate. 

Courtesies of the' Conference. By vote, the 
courtesies of the conference were extendd to 
W. S. Bell, Miss Nora Bracken and others at- 
tending from other districts. 

Committee on Nominations for Department- 
al Officers. Mrs. C. W. Abbott, S. G. Worst, 
and Miss Doris Thorne were named by the 
chair. 

Committee on Resolutions. This committee 
was composed of E. M. Riddle, R. R. Teeter 
and D. F. Eikenberry. 

The joint session of the conference conven. 
ed and we were favored by a very helpful ad- 
dress on "A Revival in Every Church," by 
H. M. Oberholtzer. Another, "Workable 
Evangelistic Methods " by R. R. Teeter. Both 
of these addresses will appear in the Evange- 



list at an early date and no notes will be given 
here. 

Owing to the fact that several members of 
the Mission Board of necessity should leave at 
noon, the report was read by Secretary Miller. 
The following recommendations were offered 
and adopted by, the conference. 

Canton, Ohio, November 15, 1919. 

Ohio Mission Board met and was called to 
order by Brother A. D. Gnagej . 

In the absence of Brethern C. E. Beekley 
and W. C. Teeter the Miami Valley churches 
were represented by Brother E. M. Cobb. 

The time of Dr. Worst having expired as 
treasurer of the Board; a motion prevailed to 
recommend to the Conference the name of R. 
Alger Hazen of Ashland to be elected treas. 
urer of the Board. 

It was moved and seconded that the name of 
E. M. Cobb be presented to the conference as 
a member of the Board of Evangelists. Mo- 
tion carried. 

The following appropriations for the mission 
points of the state were made: Columbus, 
$300.00; Canton, $250.00; Mansfield, $260.00; 
Rittman, $100.00 and Fremont $100.00. 

A motion prevailed that appropriations re- 
main as read with the exception of Fremont 
and Columbus; the Board reserving the right 
to withdraw Fremont 's appropriation if a 
joint pastorate could be effected with Fostoria, 
and to increase the amount to Columbus to 
$500.00 if deemed advisable. 

A motion prevailed requesting Brother 
Gnagey to go to Fostoria to try and arrange 
a joint pastorate between said place and Fre- 
mont. 

On motion the apportionment for the sev- 
eral churches of the state were made as fol- 
lows to be paid quarterly, beginning October 
1st, 1919: 

Ashland, $ 35.00 

Ankenytown, 10.50 

Bryan, '. 21.00 

Buckeye City, 3.50 

Camden, 3.00 

Canton, 8.00 



Columbus, 3.50 

Dayton, 50.00 

Fair Haven, 17.50 

Fairview, 16.50 

Fremont, 6.00 

Fostoria, 1.50 

Gratis, 25.00 

Gretna, 12.00 

Homerville, 4.00 

Louisville, 18.00 

Mansfield, 4.00 

Miamisburg, 6.00 

Middlebraneh, 7.00 

New Lebanon, 10.00 

North Georgetown, 5.00 

North Liberty, 2.00 

PU asant Hill, 12.00 

Rittman, 2.00 

Salem, 10.00 

West Alexandria, 10.00 

Williamstown, ■. 12.00 

Zion Hill, 10.00 

Total, $325.00 

E. F. MILLER, Secretary. 

Report of Committee on Special Evangelistic 
Services, by A. D. Gnagey. 

Realizing that the world is calling for the 
steadying, vitalizing and saving iniluence of 
the church today as never before, and that the 
unparalleled conditions present to the church 
a challenge and an opportunity for leadership 
such as she has never before enjoyed, we be- 
lieve that the churches of Ohio should be 
urged and encouraged to prosecute their work 
more vigorously than ever before, especially 
along the following lines: 

We urge that there shall be increased em- 
phasis placed upon evangelism throughout the 
year from the pupil, in the Sunday school and 
by means of personal work and various agen- 
cies that the church may experience a contin. 
ued saving of souls, for we remember that the 
Lord added unto the church daily such as were 
being saved. 

We further urge that rallies for instruction 
in Bible and church efficiency shall be con- 
ducted in the various groups of churches 
throughout the state and that the Board of 



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Evangelists shall be authorized to make the 
proper arrangements. 

Eealizing the tremendous value of evange- 
listic endeavors and the vitalizing and up- 
lifting influence of these meetings upon the 
church and community, we urge that the 
churches of Ohio make a special effort to em- 
ploy this God-honored means either under the 
direction of the pastor or some other man 
whom the local church wishes to employ; and 
that the Board of Evangelists co-operate with 
the pastors and congregations in making pro- 
vision for arf evangelistic campaign in every 
church; and 

We further suggest that the several churches 
shall loan their pastors for at least one such 
meeting during the year. 

In view of the fact that the investment in 
childhood and youth is the most profitable in- 
vestment the church can make; and 

In view of the recognized potentiality of 
childhood and of Christ's attitude toward 
children; and 

Further, in view of the fact that the church 
has lamentably neglected the cultivation of 
this most fruitful field; and 

Further, believing that the saving of child- 
hood is the most promising evangelism in 
which the church can engage, and that the 
strength and power and usefulness of the fu- 
ture church depend upon the preservation and 
culture of childhood, 

Therefore, we urge upon all the churches of 
the state to give themselves more fully and 
unreservedly and seriously to the cultivation 
of this most promising of all fields, especially 
in the home and in the Sunday school. 

As an aid in carrying out these recommenda- 
tions, we suggest that provision be made for 
the publication of a series of simple Bible in. 
struction adapted to the use of children, a 
guide leading to church membership and 
growth in the spiritual life, and the indoctri- 
nation of children in the fundamentals of our 
faith. 

A. D. Gnagey, 
George S. Baer, 
A. L. Lynn. 
On motion the above report was adopted by 
unanimous vote. 

A motion prevailed that the Board of Evan- 
gelists be instructed to print the above recom- 
mendations in pamphlet form and mail them 
to the several churches. 

A motion duly seconded that the Mission 
Board comprise a committee to prepare special 
instructions for the children as suggested in 
the above report was carried. 

Thursday Afternoon. C. E. Session 
The entire program of the afternoon was 
devoted to the Christian Endeavor work. All 
the addresses were full of vigor and helpful 
suggestions." They are all in the hands of the 
editor and will be published in full in the 
near future so no further reference will be 
made to them here, except an urgent word to 
each reader to watch for them and read 
them. The following program was rendered: 
Quiet Hour Talk, by E. M. Riddle. Junior 
and Intermediate Responsibilities. Miss Nora 
Bracken. 

Makin,c; the Program Count. E. G. Mason. 
The Great Objective. E. A. Rowsey. 
Establishing Young People in the Faith. T. 
Darley Allen, but read by his daughter. 

At this time also, Dr. E. E. Jacobs, Presi- 
dent of Ashland College was introduced and 
spoke for a few moments by way of introduc- 
tion to his address scheduled for Friday morn, 
ing. 

Business 
Action Regarding Evangelistic and Bible 
Study League. After some discussion, the 
following motion was carried by the confer- 
ence, — "That as a conference, we place our- 
selves on record as in sympathy with the 
lines of activity, namely. Evangelism, Bible 
Study and Institutes, proposed by the Evan- 
gelistic and Bible Study League." 

Report of the Committee on the Call and 
Ordination of Candidates for the Ministry. 
The Call and Ordination of Officers of the 



church. In harmony with the provisions of 
the Manual of Procedure, Chapter I, Section 
II, Articles 1, 2 and 3, and Section IV, Arti- 
cles 1 to 5 inclusive, the call and ordination 
of certain church officers being therein "set 
forth, that part relating to the Elder shall 
be carefully observed; and further, in accord- 
ance with Chapter I, Section II, Article 3, this 
Conference adopts the following provisions 
relative to the ordination of an Elder: 
I. The Ministerial Examining Board 
1. The Ministerial Examining Board shall 
be composed of three Elders elected by the 
conference for a term of three years. The 
Board as now constituted shall be the first 
board under these provisions, namely, J. Allen 
Miller, 1920, W. C. Teeter, 1921, and A. D. 
Gnagey, 1922, and their successors shall be 
elected in accordance with this provision. 
II. Method of Procedure 

1. The Ministerial Examining Board shall 
determine the fitness of a candidate for or. 
dination. Such fitness shall be determined in 
accordance with the provisions herein set 
forth and such standards in harmony with 
these provisions as said Board may adopt for 
its guidance. 

2. The congregation of which the candi- 
date is a member shall in a regular business 
meeting pass a resolution requesting the ordi- 
nation of said candidate. This resolution with 
a request from said congregation for the ex- 
amination of the candidate shall be forwarded 
to the Examining Board. The congregation 
shall be guided by any suggestions the Board 
may make relative to the candidate or his 
ordination. 

3. The Ministerial Examining Board shall 
determine the qualifications of the candidate 
upon the basis set forth in this action of the 
conference and shall report its findings to the 
congregation making the recommendation for 
ordination. 

4. If the Ministerial Examining Board 
finds the candidate qualified for ordination it 
shall so certify to the congregation and au- 
thorize the congregation to arrange for the or- 
dination. Any elders, preferably the pastor 
and the District Evangelist may perform this 
ordination. 

III. S'tandards upon which Examination is 
Based 

1. Spiritual Qualifications. The Minister, 
ial Examining Board shall formulate for its 
own guidance and the guidance of a congre- 
gation a statement of the personal and spirit- 
ual qualifications essential in a candidate and 
requisite to ordination. Such standard shall 
determine: 

a. The Candidate's faith in the Christian 
fundamentals ; 

b. His Christian character and life; 

c. His spiritual attainments and promise; 
and 

d. His personal adaptation for the work of 
the ministry, 

2. Educational Qualifications. The educa- 
tional qualifications requisite to ordination to 
the office of Elder shall be: 

a. The completion of a standard high 
school course or its equivalent; or 

b. The completion of a course of study in 
the Seminary equivalent to the English divin- 
ity course as now outlined; or 

0. The completion of at least two full 
years ' work of the Classical Divinity course of 
the Seminary as now outlined; or 

d. In lieu of the requirements indicated in 
items, a, b and c of this paragraph the com. 
pletion of a definite course of reading to be 
outlined in detail by the Ministerial Examin- 
ing Board. The requirements indicated in this 
item (d) shall have reference only to men of 
high character and personal spiritual attain- 
ment, who have the fall approval of their 
home church and who may be so far ad- 
vanced in ago as to make attendance in a 
school for training impracticable. 

e. In determining the candidate's fitness 
for ordination under this paragraph the Min- 
isterial Examining Board shall exercise wise. 



discretion and shall have full power to act in 
each individual instance. 

By action of the conference, the Ministerial 
Examining Board was authorized to have the 
above rules printed for distribution. 

Report of Committee for Nominations of 
Departmental Officers. ' ' We, the committee 
on nominations for departmental officers, beg 
leave to submit the following names, for the 
Sunday school, — State Secretary, A. L. Lynn; 
superintendent of the Children's Division, 
Mrs C. W. Abbott. State Christian Endeavor 
Officers, — State Secretary, F. C. Vanator; Life 
Work Superintendent, E. A. Rowsey; Quiet 
Hour Superintendent. Was left open for the 
present." Signed, Mrs. C. W. Abbott, Doris 
Thorne, S. G. Worst. The report was accepted 
and the persons n,amed elected. 

Adjournment. 

Friday Morning Business 

Committee for Meeting Place of Next Con. 
ference. With the permission of the dele- 
gates assembled, the moderator, appointed H. 
M. Oberholtzer, Mrs. Sarah Keim and J. A. 
Miller to serve on this committee. 

Report of Committee on Revision of Statis- 
tical Blanks and Credentials. 

The report suggesting a more condensed 
statistical blank 'and more uniform credential 
blank was made and the committee was in- 
structed to confer with the National Statisti. 
cian in order that Ohio's blanks will coincide 
with those used by. the National Statistician. 
The committee was authorized to prepare and 
have printed uniform conference credential 
blanks. 

Secretary-treasurer's Report. The Secre- 
tary-treasurer of the conference submitted the 
following fiLnancial rport: 

Receipts 

Balance on hand from 1917, $$ 5.34 

Received from Credential Com., 22.00 

Total funds available, $27.34 

Expenditures 

Printing for Bible St. Rallies, $ 7.00 

Printing programs and ballots, 8.20 

Stamps and Stationery, 1.01 

Secretary 's fee, 10.00 

Total expenditures, $26.21 

Balance on hand, $ 1.13 

Owing to the fact that the balance in the 
treasury is so small and that a goodly amount 
of printing was ordered for the coming year, 
the secretary was instructed to collect the de. 
linquent credential fees. 

Four Year Program. The following report 
was read and accepted: 

Receipts 

Ashland, $ 2.00 

Zion Hill, 2.00 

Fostoria, i.oo 

Camden, i.oo 

Fremont, 2.00 

.Dayton, 2.00 

Louisville, 2.00 

Bryan, 2.00 

New Lebanon, 2.00 

Mansfield, 2.00 

Fairview, j.oo 

West Alexandria, 1.00 

Bear Creek, i.oo 

Columbus, 1.00 

North Georgetown, l.OO 

Fair Haven, j.oo 

Ankenytown, i.oo 

Total, $24.00 

Expenses 

G. L. Maus, $ 2.25 

Printing, 2.50 

Stationery and Stamps, 1.08 

Total, 5.83 

Balance on hand, $18.17 

By vote of the conference the same plan as 

previously used for collecting the funds for 

defraying the Four Year Program expenses 

was adopted. 

Report of the Committee on Resolutions.- 

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wise and ever loving Father has permitte,d 
the Brethren churches of Ohio to assemble 
once again in a state conference with no vis- 
ible scai-3 of the terrible epidemic through 
which the church and people passed during 
the fall and winter of 1918-19, and whereas 
the Ohio churches Save lost few of their num- 
ber through death, therefore, be it resolved: 

First, That we express our deepest gratitude 
to our Father who has so graciously preserved 
and cared for U3. 

Second. That we express our thankfulness 
for the progress made by, our various mission 
churches of the district and that we especially 
commend the work accomplished by the Cam- 
den Brethren where a church has been organ, 
ized, a Sunday school maintained, and a 
church building purchased without aid from 
our Mission Board. 

Third. That as members of the Ohio con- 
ference, we express our appreciation of the 
work done by Dr. E. J. Worst, the retiring 
treasurer of our Mission Board, who has 
served the church loyally and faithfully for 
many years. 

Fourth. That we commend the work already 
done by Brother Beachler among the Ohio 
churches in the interest of permanent endow- 
ment for Ashland College and urge the 
churches not yet visited to prove their faith 
by their works, and we further recommend 
that this conferenec declare its purpose to 
give to Dr. Jacobs, President of Ashland Col. 
lege, its united and loyal support. 

Fifth. That we hereby express our grati- 
tude and thankfulness to the Canton church 
and friends for the hospitality, of their homes 
and the splendid provision mode for all human 
needs while in this conference, also assuring 
them that our association with them has been 
both pleasant and helpful. 

Signed by the Committee, 
E. M. Riddle, E. R. Teeter, D. F. Eikenberry. 

Report of Committee on Place of Meeting. 
The committee recommended the selection of 
Gratis as first choice and Ashland as second 
choice. 

By motion of the conference the secretary 
was instructed to affix the conference seal to 
J. L. Lynn's credential when it is sent in 
properly signed. 

Final Report of the Credential Committee. 
The credential committee reported the follow, 
ing credentials for ministers presented at this 
conference: Present, — Dyoll Belote, Alvin 
Byers, D. F. Eikenberry, Canton; J. A. Garber, 
E. R. Teeter, Geo. S. Baer, A. D. Gnagey, J. 
A. Miller, Ashland; Lewis Hang, E. M. Riddle, 
Louisville; E. M. Cobb, Dayton; E. A. Row- 
sey, Mansfield; Mark B. Spacht, Williams- 
town; H. M. Oberholtzer, S. M. Loose, Fre- 
mont; G. L. Mans, Bryan. Not present, — 
Samuel Kiehl, D. L. Minderman, H. C. Funder- 
burg, M. M. Hoover, J. A. Ridenour, W. C. 
Teeter, Dayton; Jas. S. Cook, T. R. Atkinson, 
W. R. Deeter, A. C. Hendrickson, T. Darley 
Allen, C. F. Yoder, A. L. Garber, W. H. 
Beachler, Ashland; Fred C. Vanatorj Homer, 
ville, B. F. Owens, Buckeye City. Total 33. 

Lay Delegates: Geo. B. Hang, Mi-s. M. S. 
Itskin, Mrs. Wm. Gloss, May Walters, Mrs. J. 
A. Ginley, Mrs. Frank Smith, Mrs. -J. J. Hang, 
Mrs. B. F. Bowman, Mrs. H. Herbruck, Can- 
ton; Louisa Schwab, Mrs G. F. Munk, Mrs. 
Sophia Keim, Mrs. Henry Eshelman, Mrs. F. 
E. Clapper, Mrs., E. M. Riddle, Mrs. J. F. 
Painter, Louisville; Viola Ritchie, Sherman 
Ritchie, North Georgetown; Mrs. Grace Mar- 
tin, W. C. Martin, W. E. Martin, E. A. Swi- 
hart, Mrs. S. G. Worst, Fairhaven; Mrs. J. A. 
Miller, D. J. Miller, Mrs. R. R. Teeter, Mrs. 

E. L. Kilhefner, Mrs. A. D. Gnagey, Ashland; 
Mary Amstutz, Mrs H. S. Rutt, Zion Hill; 
Mrs. Addie Wineland, Bryan; Mrs. N. G. Kim- 
mel, Estella Zimmerman, Gratis; D. S. Work, 
man. Buckeye City; Chas. Baker, Rittman; E. 

F. Miller, Gretna; Miss Bertha Butts, Miss 
Doris Thome, Mansfield; W. A. Gearhart, Day- 
ton; Mrs. M. E. Croft, Mrs. John Barringer, 
Fremont; Bertha Tombaugh, Williamstown. 

■ Total lay delegates 43. Grand total of all 
delegates, 76. 



Election of Conference Officers. George S. 
Baer was elected moderator, G. L. Maus vice- 
moderator, and E. G. Mason, secretary-trea- 
surer. 

Election of Trustees to Ashland College. 
The following names were nominated as trus. 
tees of Ashland College, W. H. Beachler, F. 
L. Garber, Orion Bowman. 

Election of Church Trustees. G. W. Brum- 
baugh was re-elected. 

Victory Program 

This part of the program was devoted to 
the anticipation of a Victory Year of the 
Brethren policies in the state of Ohio. 

The first address was delivered by Dr. E. E. 
Jacobs, president of Ashland College on the 
subject, ' ' Victory Year in the College. ' ' Very 
briefly, this is what he said, — The college has 
served the church in a very broad way, but it 
can serve it much more widely. Ashland as 
well as all schools must enter upon a victory 
year of expansion so as to meet the demands 
of the church and times. The future of Ash- 
land College will be crippled, if it does not 
expand. 

The college must meet the conditions laid 
down by the State Department of Education, 
the State University and constituency of Ash- 
land. 

Ashland College must meet the demands of 
the church, 'that of spiritual devotion, and in. 
tellectual standard. In order to do this the 
brotherhood must pray for its success. 

The endowment campaign not only adds en- 
dowment to the college but it places a great 
many names of interested persons upon the 
mailing list of the College and thus brings the 
news of its progress to those who are support- 
ing it. ' ' 

In the absence of C. E. Beekley, H. M. 
Oberholtzer, E. M. Riddle, A. L. Lynn, Dyoll 
Belote, W. A. Gearhart and E. A. Eowsey, and 
E. G. Mason, briefly discussed ' ' Victory in 
the Local Church." 

The moderator instructed the State Direc- 
tor of the Four Year Program to appoint such 
aids as he saw fit to promote attendance at 
General Conference next year. 

This conference adjourned after an appeal 
for increased spirituality and a series of con- 
secrated prayers. 

J. A. GARBER, Moderator, 
E. G. MASON, Secretary. 



SIGNIFICANT MEETING AT ASHLAND 

A very significant meeting was held in the 
College Chapel at Ashland over New Year's 
Day. It had a two-fold significance: It was 
the most representative meeting of the 
church since General Conference, and it dealt 
with issues that vitally relate to the imme- 
diate and even remoter future of the church. 

Those sharing in the sessions of the day rep- 
resented General Confreence and the principal 
Boards thereof. The personnel w^as as fol. 
lows: Chas. A. Bame, J. Allen Miller, H. H. 
Wolford, Miss Mae Smith, Mra. U. J. Shively, 
Mrs. W. H. Beachler, A. J. McClain, O. E. 
Bowman, A. D. Gnagey, E. J. Worst, Wm. 
Kolb, E. M. Cobb, L. G. Wood, A. C. Hen- 
drickson, E. E. Jacobs, J. L. Kimmel, .M J. 
Snyder, George S. Baer, W. A. Gearhart, G. 
C. Carpenter, R. R. Teeter and J. A. Garber. 
R. A. Hazen and Guilford Leslie of Ashland 
were present, also, during a part of the time. 

That all seemed to appreciate the serious- 
ness of the problems confronting them was in- 
dicate,d by the reverent manner with which 
they approached them. Periods of deep, ear- 
nest intercession consumed more time than is 
ordinarily given to devotions. At the open, 
ing Dr. Bame asked the assemblage to join in 
singing "Come Thou Almighty King." At 
the request of the chaii-man Dr. Miller con- 
duc'ted a devotional period, reading from the 
4th chapter of Philippians with suggestive 
comments. The representatives then threw 
themselves on the Lord in prayer, audible re- 
petitions being voiced by Brethren Cobb, 
Bame, Kimmel and Miller. 



On successive motions the following offi- 
cers were chosen: Chas. A. Bame, Chairman; 
J. Allen Miller, Vice Chairm.an and J. A. Gar. 
ber, Secretary. On request Dr. Miller recited 
the steps leading up to the calling and as- 
sembling of the meeting. He said a number 
of the brethren had come in contact with the 
Interchureh World Movement and felt the 
need of some authoritative expression from 
our church. He referred to a letter from 
Brother McClain, who had attended a meet- 
ing at New York, in which he suggested im- 
mediate consideration that all might know 
the position of the Brethren church relative 
to the Interchureh World Movement. The let- 
ter was forwarded to Dr. Bame, Moderator of 
General Conference, who authorized the call 
of this meeting. 

By general consent consideration was then 
given to the Interchureh World Movement. 
Those attending one or more of its meetings 
expressed their views, and numerous questions 
were asked by others. The discussion was 
frank and thorough. That diverse opinions 
were advanced at times, scarcely needs to be 
mentioned, but a fine fraterrtal spirit pervaded 
the meetings, and every one appeared eager to 
do that which is best for the church and the 
Kingdom. Reports from the several district 
conferences indicated that where they had 
met recently the Movement had been en. 
dorsed or sympathetic consideration given. At 
a late hour, after the officers and members of 
the several boards present had considered the 
question involved in closed session, the con- 
ference by an overwhelmingly large vote 
passed the following resolution: 

We, the members of the following boards 
namely, Brethren Publishing Company, Board 
of Trustees of Ashland College, Woman 's MiS' 
sionary Society, General Mission Board, For- 
eign Mission IJoard, Board of Beneveloences, 
and Members of Committee of Fifteen (Spe- 
cial Committee on Five Year Program) and 
Officers of General Conference, assembled in 
conference, after prayerful and serious consid. 
eration of our relations as a church to the In- 
terchureh World Movement, and in view of the 
fact that the united financial drive will occur 
prior to the meeting of General Conference, 
and feeling that Brethren should be afforded 
an opportunity to designate their gifts for 
our denominational interests, be it resolved: 

First, that it is the sense of this conference 
that the various boards of the Brethren 
church prepare and present a program and a 
budget for one year, and that any, board may 
present its askings to the Interchureh World 
Movement, deferring the presentation of th/j 
budget for the remaining four years until 
next General Conference; and 

Second, that, pending the action of General 
Conference, we enter into the spirit and pro- 
gram of the Interchureh World Movement in 
so far as is consistent with our denomination- 
al genius and identity. 

On motion the College Board of Trustees 
was authorized to present the foregoing reso- 
lution to and represent the conference in the 
Interchureh World Movement. 

Then, some other matters were presented by 
Dr. Bame. He announced that the committee 
previously created by the Committee of Fif. 
teen would continue their studies, reporting 
their recommendations to him. He stated 
that three other phases of work had been ar- 
ranged for as follows: 

Spiritual Resources, Bame, Wolford and 
Rench. 

Religious Education, Garber with others in- 
terested. 

Social Service, Committee named by Gener- 
al Conference. 

Another matter was the announcement of 
Brother Goughnour's resignation from the 
Four Year Program Committee. The confer- 
ence recommended the appointment' of Miles 
J. Snyder as director of goal 16, "Biggest 
and Best General Conference in 1920." 

J. A. GARBER, Secretary. 



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LOST CREEK, KENTUCKY 

Since last reporting for the Evangelist, 
there have been some remarkable happenings 
at Lost Creek. We will speak of them in the 
order of their occurrence. 

Fii-st, we may say that the after revival 
effects have been of the best. It seems to nie 
that Brother Bowman, besides giving a pow- 
erful appeal to both saint and sinner — for the 
saint a higher walk in Christian life, and for 
the sinner a turning to righteousness — does 
very effective work in building up so that the 
pastor only need just keep it going. This is 
the way it has worked with us. 

Our Thanksgiving offering this year, was by 
far our best yet. It amounted to $22.20. 
The thing about it that was so satisfying was 
that so n:any more gave this year than ever 
before, and for Lost Creek, considering condi- 
tions, we thought it was good. It shows to 
us that the teaching of these years in the 
matter of giving is beginning to bear fruit, 
and that pleases. Some gave way for this 
oft'ering who never gave for such before. 

The next thing to come into our experience 
here was an electric light plant, and especially, 
the pleasure of the visit of the men who 
came to install it. They were Wm. A. Gear- 
hart of Dayton, Rev. C. E. Beekly, Gratis, 
Ohio, Amos and Ira Fudge, Brother Smith, 
Edward Landis, and Mr. Brubaker from West 
Alexaudiia, Ohio. It w.as a rt-al deluge of 
pleasure for the workers at Riverside to en- 
joy the week's stay of these brethren, as 
they installed the light plant. 

If there has ever been any doubt in the 
minds of any as to the wisdom and need of the 
light plant, let that doubt be dispelled at once. 
Riverside will always feel a deep sense of 
gratitude to the Board for having installed 
this plant, and especially to Amos Fudge, of 
West Alexandria, Ohio for his prompt and 
businesslike way of pushing it along. With 
Brother Fudge behind it, things did not hang 
up. And how we wish that you all could see 
Riverside shine. It means a great deal to the 
place in many ways. 

And lastly, the best Christmas that we have 
ever passed at Lost Creek is now a matter of 
history. On Christmas eve one of our neigh- 
bors near here and a sister in the church, 
came in, and said to us, "Santa is coming be- 
fore Christmas this year, ' ' and handed us a 
package. Upon examining it we found it to 
contain money to the amount of $25.80, a per- 
sonal gift to us by the people here. This was 
Sister Parriett Boling who solicited the mon- 
ey and brought it to us. Later she handed us 
the names of those who had given, and we 
find that it includes practically all the people 
in this community, both children and adults. 
Sister Boling also had written on paper giving 
it to us at the same time that she gave the 
other, the following: 

' ' We know that we have passed from death 
unto life, because we love the Brethren. He 
that loveth not his brother abideth in death" 
(1 John 3:14). 

' ' My little children, let us not love in word, 
neither in tongue: but in deed and in truth' 
(1 John 3:18). 

"I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy 
children walking in truth, as we received a 
commandment from the Father, which we Kad 
from the beginning, that we love one an- 
other." (2 John 1:45). 

"Mercy unto you, and peace and love, be 
multiplied" (Jude 2). ' 

The above coming after these years of labor 
with the people here, means so much to us. It 
seemed to us that the hills never looked so 
good as they have since receiving this gift of 
love from those with whom we have labored. 
It means to us that there is a very real sense 
of appreciation by the people of what has 
been done and is being done here. For us it 
only lays the more firmly, and more largely the 
foundation on which a strong aggresive 
church will be built, which will give to the 
church and our Savior for service both lives 
and money that wil count in the work of the 
Kingdom. 



Besides this local gift, we have been very 
kindly and generously remembered by some 
dear brethren who have sent some gifts. These 
have all been written personally, and besides 
that in this way, we want to again say, 
"Thank you." You have helped to lift the 
burdens that will enable your servants here to 
only the better and more effectively carry on 
the fight against the adversary of our souls 
the devil. Pray, for us that we may ever be 
faithful in serving him who gave his all for 
us. G. E. DRUSHAL. 



MILLEDGEVILLE, ILLINOIS 

On our return from General Conference all 
services of the church were resumed. In fact 
there was no "summer slump" in our at- 
tendance. The Sunday school came through 
the summer in fine shape. 

The first thing of special importance on the 
program was the October quarterly congrega- 
tional meeting when the business affairs of 
the church were attended to. In the election 
of Sunday school officers W. W. Fike, our able 
leader of the church choir, was selected as the 
new superintendent, under whose direction 
the Sunday school will continue to move for- 
ward. 

Our Rally Day was held on October 12 with 
a splendid program and a large attendance and 
generous offering applying on the pledge for 
Ashland' College permanent endowment. 

During the first week of November prepara- 
tory services were held each evening looking 
toward the fall communion service on Novem- 
ber 9. These special services were conducted 
by the pastor for the deepening of spiritual 
life and the salvation of the unredeemed. 

All our churches in the village united for 
the week of November 11-16 in a church effi- 
ciency and community welfare campaign, con- 
ducted by James L. Scofield, a specialist and 
expert organizer in community work. The ac- 
tivities of the church were quickened and 
doubtless permanent good resulted from this 
special effort. 

Plans were made in advance for the obser- 
vance of Home Mission Day on November 23, 
when our annual Thanksgiving offering was 
received amounting to $115.00, putting us far 
"over the top. " 

A'S the Christmas season approached the 
members of our church choir began working on 
a Scripture oratorio-cantata entitled "Bethle- 
hem." They faithfully continued their work 
of preparation until the production was given 
before the public on Sunday, evening, Decem- 
ber 21. The church auditorium and Sunday 
school rooms were not sufficiently large to 
scat the many people who came to attend this 
musical service, which was generally conceded 
to have been the best program of similar na- 
ture ever given here. At the conclusion of 
the service a voluntary offering was received 
for the fund of the starving children of Ar- 
menia which amounted to $140.00. 

The Christmas services of our Sunday school 
were held on the evening of December 24. For 
the fourth successive year "White Gifts for 
the King" was the service used. The pro- 
gram presented was enjoyed by a large audi- 
ence, and the offerings given by the different 
classes totaled $115.00, besides a number of 
other material gifts. The greatest gift was 
the gift of a young lady's heart to God and 
her confession of Christ as her Savior. She 
was baptized the following Sunday. 

One of the surprises on Christmas eve came 
to the pastor and family when the members 
of the congregation presented to them a gen- 
erous supply of flour, groceries, fruit, canned 
goods, etc., together with several gifts of 
money. It was the largest donation of mate- 
rial things we have ever received, and our 
hearts were truly, grateful for such an expres- 
sion of Christmas cheer and good will. 

All in all the work of the Kingdom here 
has been moving along encouragingly. Since 
our last report in the Evangelist eight new 
members have been received into the church, 
five by baptism and three by relation. 

MILES J. SNYDER 



BEAVER CITY, NEBRASKA 

Though a recent report has appeared in 
these columns of the work at Beaver City, we 
want to tell you about the meetings we have 
just held that you too may rejoice with us. 
Our pastor, E. S. Flora, conducted the services 
the first two weeks the weather was fine and 
attendance good, but the last was very rainy 
and many could not come. Before the break 
came sixteen souls confessed Jesus the Son of 
God and accepted him as their Savior. Ten 
received baptism during the meetings. We do 
not feel the revival is over, for since closing 
five more have taken a stand for Christ, mak- 
ing nineteen in all, and six are now waiting 
baptism, which will be administered next 
Lord's day. This I believe puts us over the 
top on goal 4. 

The meeting's closed with the communion 
service and a good representation of the mem- 
bership was present, enough to win goal 2. 

This makes eleven points on the four year 
program, however we are not satisfied but' are 
striving to win others and make this a real 
Victory year, and we feel confident under the 
splendid leadership of our pastor that we will 
do it. 

I think we are not saying too much when 
we say we are making a steady, growth in all 
lines of work, especially is this true of our 
prayer meetings, and right here is where we 
expect to gain another point, if we have not 
already. 

In a short time we "vill have another report 
to make, that of our "White Gift" service, 
we are planning on a big time at Christmas, 
but will leave that for some one else to tell. 

Let us all pray that much wiU be accom- 
plished by ALL our churches this year. 

LILLA JOHNSTON. 



FREMONT, OHIO 



We have no flattering report to make of the 
work at this place, but perhaps a few words 
from us might help to cheer others on the way. 
We are pressing the battle as best we can. We 
have recently lost two of our number by 
death. Some of our workers have moved 
away, which has handicapped our work some- 
what. Yet we are bravely struggling with our 
task and looking to God for strength, and we 
believe that we are making some progress. We 
have been planning for our revival meetings 
for some time. For the past month we have 
held cottage prayer meetings besides our reg- 
ular prayer meetings, which have been well 
attended. We expect to begin our revival 
January 4. Brother I. D. Bowman will lead 
us in this effort. We are hoping for good re- 
sults. We desire the prayers of the church 
for the success of our endeavors, and that we 
may, have a genuine. Spirit-empowered and 
Spirit-directed revival. May God give us such 
a revival in every church this vear. 

H. M. OBEBHOLTZER. 



DOINGS AT DAYTON 

In my report of December 12th, it was in- 
cidentally omitted how Dayton First Breth- 
ren went ' ' over the top ' ' in her Thanksgiv- 
ing offering for Missions, which totaled 
$434.00. Also, that the congi-egation at their 
special business meeting had unanimously 
voted to request the ordination of Brother Ar- 
thur Lynn to the eldership after the permis- 
sion was granted by the State Examining 
Board which was later secured, and the ser- 
vice was held on the evening of December 
22nd in the c church. I quote from- the Sun- 
day Calendar of December 28th, as follows: 

"At the Monday, evening service. Prof. Ar- 
thur Lynn was ordained by the pastor and El- 
der W. C. Teeter. Brother Ljmn took the ex- 
amination in a manly and masterful way as he 
does everything. He certainly feels the re- 
sponsibility as very few do, but gladly accep- 
ted it for him who died for him. Lynn re- 
ports a splendid meeting at Lima where many 
gave their hearts to the Lord for the first 
time, and where 25 gave their lives specific- 
ally to go or stay anywhere the Lord asks 



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them to go. He spends Christmas at home, and 
after conducting his next three campaigns will 
then bring his family, to Dayton where he will 
assume his duties as assistant to the pastor 
and musical director. You might as well get 
ready to see things move now at the First 
Brethren church." 

I might also mention that our Sunday school 
went ' ' over the top ' ' in enrollment on Rally 
Day, when 716 were present. The record of 
attendance has e.xceeded any previous year 
and- the school is growing in numbers and in- 
terest under the efficient management and di- 
rection of Dr. Cobb, Prof. Brumbaugh and 
other assistants fully co-operating. During 
this year the returns show that over $1900.00 
has been received through this auxiliary of the 
church, exceeding all former offerings, and the 
congregation through all her activities and 
auxiliaries has raised over $15,000.00, of which 
$8,000.00 was applied on the church debt. 

Doctor Cobb, immediately on taking charge 
of this church as pastor, followed sternly in 
the wake of Dr. Bell, his predecessor, to liquid- 
ate as rapidly as possible the debt incurred by 
the building of this modern beautiful church 
plant, and has proved him-self a master in the 
financial management to cut down the debt. 
And we trustfully anticipate that another 
drive next year will cancel the obligation and 
set us free to do still larger and more efficient 
work for the Master in this growing, wicked 
city, though it be the "Gem City" of the 
Miami Valley. 

At the urgent request of over 75 percent of 
the membership. Dr. Cobb is repeating his won- 
derful travelogue lectures of the Holy Land 
during the winter, ani has already resumed 
these studies, and will continue the Bible in- 
stitute lectures for the season to the profit of 
all who may take advantage of them. The 
crowds still come to see and hear. May his 
grace be sufficient. 

WM. C. TEETER, 
Corresponding Secretary. 



CAMPAIGN NOTES 

The report this week comes from the Wil- 
liamstown church. This congregation does not 
belong to the class with the larger churches of 
Ohio, neither does it belong to the smallest. 
It is about average or medium in numerical 
strength. But I found here some splendid, loy- 
al people, and my stay, among them was very 
pleasant. 

It was from the Williamstown locality that 
our Brethren H. H. Wolford, Chas. A. 
Bame, and Alva Spacht came. Brother Mark 
B. Spacht, a brother of Alva Spacht, is now 
the pastor of this congregation. My visit to 
Williamstown gave me my first opportunity to 
meet Brother Mark Spacht. I found him a 
very agreeable Christian man, a man worth 
knowing, and a pastor alive and awake to the 
interests of his own congregation and the in- 
terests of the entire brotherhood. Brother 
Spacht is yet young among us as a pastor but 
I have no doubt he will develop into a strong, 
useful man in our ministry. I was glad to 
learn of his intention to enter Ashland Col- 
lege for several years' work. 

In our canvass here Brother Spacht gave us 
the benefit of his presence and assistance dur- 
ing our entire stay. ' The home of Brother 
Frank Rutledge and wife was our general 
stopping place, although we were also cared 
for in the Spacht, Humphrey, and Thomas 
homes. Needless to say the hospitality in this 
congregation measured right up to the very 
best of Ohio hospitality, AND it was Brother 
Frank Eutledge in this church who furnished 
the Ford. Thanks many times to Brother Eut- 
ledge. 

This report does not show quite the finals 
from this place. I am able to report at this 
time $1300. I believe it will go to $1500. On 
the face of the thing this may not appear 
quite up to the average for Williamstown. But 
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erable to do in holding back the re.aults for 
endowment. But I am hoping that at some 
future time after this congregation has got- 
ten its local improvements out of the way it 
may still get a little more nearly under its 
corner of this endowment proposition. 

In leaving this field I took my train at Ada, 
Ohio. This town is the home of what is 
known as the Ohio Northern University. 
While in this town I had the time to go out 
and see the buildings and campus of this in- 
stitution. Two things impressed me: First 
that the campus of this college cannot com- 
pare in the least possible way with the cam- 
pus at our college. And the other thing that 
impressed me was that three of the best build- 
ings of this college were placed there as me- 
morials. This interested me so much that I 
took the names of these memorial buildings. 
The one was the John Wesley Hill memorial; 
another was the S. H. Lehr memorial; and the 
third was the Dukes memorial. As I turned 
from these buildings and left for my train I 
wondered and wondered to myself just why it 
is that all of the years in our denominational 
history have elapsed and not one soul among 
us with money, has had such loyalty for our 
own denomination and college as has led folks 
in other denominations to do big things for 
their colleges. No one has thus far arisen 
among us with a mind and heart to build even 
a chicken house for Ashland College as a me- 
morial. I wonder again if the people of the 
Brethren church who have large financial 
means have never stopped to think how few 
things have come to our own scheol to give 
real encouragement as compared to the many 
things that come to other schools by way bf 
memorial buildings and large gifts. Our own 
school just as every school that is getting 
somewhere must have some large gifts from 
individuals or else always suffer certain handi- 
caps. 

Finals from Gretna put the result there at 
$2250. 

I am now working in the Miami Valley. 

The mercury is now $135,500. 

WM. H. BEACHLER, 
Campaign Secretary. 



COLLEGE NEWS 



School resumed the Tuesday after New 
Years and is moving off as usual. Six of the 
resident students attended the great Student 
Volunteer Cnvention in Des Moines over the 
holidays. There were also two alumni in at- 
tendance which gave Ashland a veiy good rep- 
resentation. As might be expected, all came 
back with a new and high enthusiasm as a re- 
sult of this experience. One can not come into 
close contact with the type of men who con- 
duct such meetings without being set on fire 
in regards to life work and its responsibilities. 

We are getting two of the best known Y. M. 
C. A. men to come to the college to be with us 
for several addresses, stressing the choice of 
life work with emphasis upon the claims of 
the church. 

I was at Nappanee and Milford, Indiana, 
over Sunday, January 4th, preaching at the 
former place in the morning and at the latter 
in the evening. Brother Miller has just tak- 
en up his work at Nappanee and is just get- 
ting acquainted but everything seems to be 
moving along nicely. It certainly is a fine 
place and the people are interested and loyal. 

Brother Kolb was away from Milford, but 
the congregation received me cordialy. Con- 
sidering the extremely cold weather, there was 
a good audience and good interest was mani- . 
fest. I have very pleasant recollections of 
both places. 

At the morning service at Nappanee, Broth- 
er Miller had those who had been at Ashland 
stand up and all told there were nearly twenty 
who had at some time been residents here. 
Hence, I was not wholly among strangers. 
Moreover, Nappanee promises to send two new. 



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students to Ashland next year, Miss Price and 
Becknell. 

There has been a call sent out for a meet- 
ing of the College Board for January 29 and 
30. It is earnestly hoped that there may be 
a good attendance. 

I am to be at My.ersdale and Berlin, Pa., 
over the 18th. 

Dr. J. A. Miller spent the holidays mostly 
at home, meeting with several important com- 
mittees; Professor J. A. Garber and Professor 
L. L. Garber likewise. Miss Marie Liehty, 
Miss Puterbaugh, Miss Wimer, Miss. Teeter, 
and Professor Haun either visited among 
friends, or spent the time at home. 

Miss Pauline Teeter, graduate of last year 
anu now ira\ cling with a musical and dram- 
atic company, spent part of her vacation with 
her people on the Hill. Among other former 
students who returned and paid Ashland a 
visit were Boardman, Ford, Theodore Gnagey, 
and Glenn King. 

I call attention to the college notice to be 
found elsewhere in this issue. Young people 
who can do so, should enter for the last semes- 
ter. Also, those living in Ohio especially 
should give our summer session serious con- 
sideration before planning on going elsewhere 
for the summer. Our Summer Normal is fully 
recognized by the state. 

We are expecting to have Dr. Henry S. 
Cope with us here at the College over the fif- 
teenth and sixtenth. Dr. Cope is General Sec- 
retary or the National Religious Education 
Association with offices in Chicago. He is one 
of the best known n.en in this field, being the 
author of several books, and having lectured 
before many Y. M. C. A. conventions. Ashland 
College is to be congratulated on being able 
to secure such an able man and no student 
should forego the opportunity of hearing him. 
We are indebted to Professor J. A. Garber for 
his effort and influence in securing him for 
the college. 

EDWIN E. JACOBS. 



THE TIE THAT BINDS 



BEAM-ROGERS — Lewis S. Beam and Delta 
Mae Rogers, both of Roann, were united in 
marriage by the writer, at the parsonage, No- 
vember 23, 1919. Botli are estimable young- 
people and we wish them many happy wedded 
years. WILLIS E. RONK. 

BEAM-HOFFMAN— George H. Beam who is 
a member of the Brethren church of Roann, 
and Ester I. Hoffman, a member of tlie Chris- 
tian church, were united in marriage by the 
writer, on Chritsmas day, at tlie parsonage. 
We unite with their many friends in wisliing 
them happiness. WlLi^IS E. RONK. 

SANFORD-MARSHALL — Howard L. San- 
ford, of Bristol, Tennessee, and Uneta M. Mar- 
shal! of Lalteton, Indiana, were united in 
marriage by the writer December 24, 1919. 
Ceremony at the parsonage. 

WILLIS E. RONK. 

NYE-LENHART — At the home of the bride, 
near Milledgeville, Illinois, Russell A. Nye 
and Beulah Elizabeth Lcnhart were united in 
(marriage on December 10, 1919, in the pres- 
ence of a number of relatives and intimate 
friends. Both these young people are well 
known in this community, the bride being: a 
teacher in the Brethren Sunday school and 
an active worker in the church. The best 
wishes of their many friends attend them as 
they start to walk henceforth life's way to- 
g-ether. MILES J. SNYDER. 

TAYLOR-WOODS — Mr. Elliott Taylor of 
Kittanning, Pa., and Miss Ruth Woods of the 
same place were united in marriage at the 
parsonage of the Third Brethren church of 
Johnstown, Pa., the pastor performing the 
ceremony. GEO. H. JONES. 

HUTCHISON-BLYLBR— Harold M. Hutchi- 
son and Alice L. Blyler were united in mar- 
riage by the pastor at the parsonage of the 
Third Church of Johnstown, Pa. The best 
wishes of a large circle of friends go -with 
these young people. GEO. H. JONES. 



BYERS-CARNEY — ^Brother Roy Byers of 
Mineral Point, Pa., and Sister Lillian Carney 
of Johnstown, were united in marriage by the 
undei'signed at the parsonage on Chi-istmas 
eve. The young people, though not members 
of the Third church, are old and dear friends 
of the undersigned, who many years ago was 
the groom's pastor. It was with the heartiest 
of good will and best wishes that "we per- 
formed this ceremony, feeling indeed in our 
heart that the Lord joined these young peo- 
ple. GEO. H. JONES. 



IN THE SHADOW 



FLOHR — Jessie Ruth Flohr died November 
29, 1919 at her home in Hover, Indiana, at the 
age of 25 years and 2 days. She was a mem- 
ber of the Biethren chuich of Roann and was 
brought to this her old home, for burial. She 
leaves her husband, four small children and 
her parents. WILLIS B. RONK. 

ASHTON — Mertha Eltha Ashton departed 
this life at her home, November 30, 1919, at 
the age of 20 years, 2 months and 25 days. 
Mertha was a member of the Brethren church 
at Roann, was a good Christian girl and loved 
by all who knew her. She leaves her mother, 
lather, a brother and sister. 

WILLIS E. RONK. 

SAUERS — Brother Carl Sauers, aged 14 
years, after underg"oing an opei'ation in one 
uf our local hospitals, passed away on .Satur- 
day evening, December 20th. The church ex- 
tends to the parents its sincere sympathy in 
their loss and his gain. We had the joy of 
baptizing Brother. Carl this past year and feel 
glad indeed to preach to the soi'rowing par- 
ents our Blessed Hope in Christ. Funeral 
services by the pastor the undersigned. 

GEO. H. JONES. 

COOPER — James W. Cooper, son of Mr. and 

Mrs. Lli Cooper, v.as born in Hardy county, 
Virginia, November 3, 1834 and died October 
29, x919, at the age of 84 years, 11 months 
and 26 days. He came to tliis county with 
his parents at the age of seven years. On 
Decemb*jr 25, lS(J,i, lie was united in iiiai-i-iage 
with .Miss Deborah Kaylor, to which union 
w'eie Uoin iiv'e eiiiiaieix, inree boys and i.\. o 
girls. iMr. Cooper was a farmer until he re- 
tired seven years ago. He with his wife was 
a faithful member- of the Gretna, Ohio, Breth- 
i-en cliui-ch. He leaves to mourn his depart- 
ure his wife, two children, Geoige M. and 
Clai-abel Hickman. Funei-al sei'vices conduc- 
ted by R. R. Teeter. 

PARKER — Thomas B. Parker was born in 
Lonuon, Liigland, October 30, 1827, dying at 
Aurelia, Iowa, December 11, 1919, being 92 
years, 1 month and 12 days old. At the age 
of fourteen years he emigrated to America 
with his father's family, living at Savannah, 
Carroll county, Illinois, and near or in Aure- 
lia until the time of his demise. 

He was married in 1865 to Miss Catherine 
Leonard, with whom he lived until her death 
in 1913. Since that time he has lived in his 
home with various members of the family. 
There were four sons, the youngest of which 
died in infancy. He officiated as deacon for 
thirty years in the Brethren church and was 
one of its most faithful and untiring workers. 
He was a man of exceptionally strong char- 
acter and leaves an honorble record that can- 
not be questioned. 

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. 
G. R. Gilbert, and the remains laid to rest be- 
side those of his wife in Pleasant Hill ceme- 
tery. MRS. JESSE McDBID. 

TOMBAUGH — Mrs. Bnieline Tombaugh was 
born near Arlington, Ohio, Februry 1st, 1853. 
she died November 3rd, 1919. Sister Tom- 
baugh was from her youth a faithful member 
of the church. Immediately after marrying 
Mr. John Tombaugh, who was a deacon in 
the Eagles' Creek Dunkard church. Sister 
Tombaugh united with this church. Later 
she became a charter member of the Wil- 
liamstown Brethren church. Here she "worked 
loyally and faithfully with the Brethren un- 
til she came to California, in 1911. Since 
then she has bi^en a member of the Turlock 
Brethren church. She leaves to suffer her 
loss two children, Mr. Ira S. Tombaugh, and 
Mrs. I. A. Buaghman, besides three grand- 
children, one great grandchild and a number 
of friends and relatives. May the Lord com- 
fort all who 'mourn for her. Funeral services 
by the pastor. 

N. V. LEATHERMAN 

GOCHENOUR— On the twenty-eighth day 
of October, Mrs. OUie Hyes, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. B. C. Gochenour, formerly of War- 
saw, Indiana, died at her father's home here 
in Spokane. She was 38 years old, having, 
been born at Warsaw, Indiana, May 25, ISSl. 
She leaves a husband, four sisters, and three 
children, Tom, Nettie and Clyde, and father 
and mother to mourn her loss. But what is 
earth's loss is heaven's gain, for she -was a 



most valued and tireless worker for her 
Lord and Master while among us. It was 
through her sacrifices and faithful service 
that our Hollywood Mission Sunday school 
was begun and established. While on her 
last sick bed we were holding- a revival there 
and it seemed to be her crowning joy to hear 
the reports of souls saved there and to know 
that her humble efforts were bearing fruit 
for eternity. Her passing has left a void in 
all the hearts who knew lier, not only in 
Spokane but also in Warsaw, -where she be- 
came a Brethren many years ago. I'm sure 
•we are all better men and women for having 
known her. 

R. PAUL MILLER. 

SPECK — Mrs. Anna R. Speck, the wife' of 
Borther J. L. Speck, departed this life at her 
ho^me in Fremont, Ohio, December 19, 1919, at 
the use of 63 years, 10 months and 18 days. 
She was a native of Lancaster, Pa. and came 
to Ohio with her husband in 1878, locating 
first in Seneca county and later moving -to 
Sadusky coutny. For the past eleven years 
she had resided in Fremont. Although she 
had no children of her own, she reared to ma- 
turity four children who still survive and de- 
light to call her mother. With her husband 
she united with the Church of the Brethren 
in Seneca county in 1884. When the church 
which is now known as the First Brethren 
church of Fremont was first organized in 
1900, she joined with eleven others in the 
forming of that organization. She filled the 
office^of church secretary from the time of 
its organization until the illness of recent 
years interfered. She was active in the work 
of the Sunday school, the Woman's Mission- 
ary Society and all the activities of the 
church. Her place in the home, in the church 
and in the community will be greatly missed. 
Funeral services by her pastor, the writer, 
assisted by Rev.. S. M. Loose. 

H. M. OBERHOLTZER: 

WOOOY — Maxine E. Woody, eldest child 
and only daughter of Earl and Roxie Woody 
and only granddaughter of M. W. and Ange- 
line Eikenberry, was born at Russiaville, In- 
diana, March 25, 1901, and departed this life 
December 21, 1919, age's eighteen years, eight 
months and twenty-six days. Funeral servi- 
ces by Rev. Moore of the Friends church at 
Russiaville, Tuesday, December 21. 

We cannot say and we will not say that 
Marine is dead; she is just a-way. 

M. W. EIKENBERRY. 

RAlVDO.lj — Henry Randol, a member of the 
Brethren church at Sidney, Indiana, died at the 
home of his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Sisk, of 
North Manchester, on December 15, 1919, 
aged 89 years, 15 days. He was twice mar- 
ried, served his country in the Civil war 
where he was a Corporal, for three years. He 
leaves two children, several step-children and 
grandchildren to mourn. Funeral services by 
the writer, CHARLES A. BAME. 

STROHL — Wallace Strohl departed this life 
at the age of 86 years and 12 days. He was 
a native of Sandusky county, Ohio. He was 
married twice, but his companions both pre- 
ceded him in death and he spent the latter 
portion of his life in the home of his son, 
Ernest Strohl, in Fremont. Ohio. He united 
with the Church of the Brethren in early life, 
and, after a few years of inactivity, he re- 
newed his covenant last February and united 
with the Brethren church at Fremont. For 
several months previous to his death he was 
confined to his room on account of his illness, 
but he bore his sufferings patiently and hope- 
fully awaited his release. Funeral services 
by Rev. S. M. Loose and the writer. 

H. M. OBERHOLTZER. 



ASHLAND COLLEGE 
Ashland, Ohio 

The Second Semester will open Febru- 
ary 2nd. 

There ■will be some new courses so 
that students may enter then and earn 
a half year credit. 

There ought to be twenty-five young 
people in the church who will enter for 
this Semester. 



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Y Also, keep in mind the Siunmer Ses- 
•!• sion, fully recognized by the State De- 
X partment of Public Instruction. 

S Address 

EDWIN E. JACOBS, Ph.D., 
Ashland, Ohio. 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Meeting the Problem of Ministerial Support — Editor, 2 

Editorial Review, 3 

The Church in the Industrial Center — E. L. Miller, 4 

The Holy Spirit Versus Man as the Interpreter of our Creed — J. 

P. Garber, 5 

The Church of Jesus Christ — H. M. Harley, 6 

Report of the Great World Survey — George S. Baer, 7 

Education for Christian Leadership — Dr. E. E. Jacobs, 9 



Intermediate C. E., Dayton, Ohio, 10 

Life Recruit Letter — Edwin Boardnian, Jr., 10 

Nappanee Plans Christian Endeavor Week — J. A. Garber 11 

Notice — W. A. Gearhart, 11 

Isolated but Deeply Interested — W. A. Gearhart, 11 

White Gift Offerings — Albert Trent, 12 

Kews from the Field, 12-15 

Business Manager 's Corner 16 



ED ITORI AL 

Meeting the Problem of Ministerial Support 



Apropos with the support of the pioneer ministry, which the 
Board of Benevolence is championing and the enlistment of young 
men for the ministry which is being emphasized at this season by- 
the Christiiau Endeavorers, the general question of ministerial sup- 
port is receiving no small consideration. It is a subject that relates 
more closely to the success of the church than we have been wont 
to think. It is a subject that has not been much handled because 
of the modesty, of the ministry and the ofttimes thoughtlessness of 
the laity. The result is that the long-time inadequate salary of the 
minister has not been much increased in comparison with the in- 
creased cost of living. The strain of the situation is beginning to 
bear fruit in a more than ordinary difficulty to supply the pulpits 
of our churches. Whatever suggestions are at hand for the remedy- 
ing of the situation are worthy of a hearing at least, for a remedy 
we must have if the church is to be adequately manned. 

Some one has suggested that the ministers form a union, make 
their demands and go on a strike until they get them met. This 
sounds ridiculous, because it is so out of harmony with the spirit of 
the true minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Ministers may form 
unions for mutual spiritual improvement and the exchange of ideas 
and methods, but they will never go on a " strike. ' ' The men who 
are burdened with the responsibility of preaching the "good news" 
will not withhold that message from those who seek it even at the 
greatest sacrifice. So far as moral right is concerned, they may. have 
as much right to strike as any other class of public servants, but 
still it is unthinkable that they will do so. 

Some have suggested that each minister individually should 
make demands for an adequate salary and insist upon his church 
meeting his just demands, that each minister should do his own 
bargaining with his employer, the church. They say that if the min- 
ister would champion his own cause he 'could remedy the situation 
and that he himself is to blame f6r his meager salary. It may be 
that the minister has been over-modest, but most of them will pre- 
fer to continue to suffer injustice because of this fault rather than 
to run the risk of being accused of having pecuniary motives. Occa- 
sional situations may arise wherein a minister may be induced to 
say, "Give me so much, or I quit," but- their infrcquency will not 
remedy the general difficulty. Ministers, as a rule are modest, by 
the very nature of their calling, and they will not and should not 
be forced to assume the role of a bargainer with his church. 

Some have suggested that the church take the matter in hand 
and require each congregation to pay its minister an adequate sal- 
ary, that no parish be supplied with a pastor until there is a guar- 
antee of remuneration that is worthy of the cxilling. There are cer- 
tain denominations in which such a scheme is worked, and to some 



extent is worked. But it is not feasible in a church of congregation- 
al polity. There is no authoritative official to take such initiative, 
if it were considered advisable, and there is no authoritative body 
to empower such an official. Conference action is only advisory. 
And even if such action were taken, whether advisory or mandatory, 
and if it should prove effective, it is doubtful if it would be the 
most happy solution to the problem. 

Again, others have suggested the plan of enlightening the laity 
as to the real situation, with the hope and confidence that when 
they, really understand the injustice and hardship under which their 
servants in Christ have been working, they will apply the remedy. 
And that seems the most plausible and pleasant of all plans. The 
church has not done this injustice to the minister because it pur- 
posed to do so, but because its attention has never been seriously 
called to its neglect. The wisest way of dealing with the situation 
is not by compulsory methods, but by instruction. Bring clearly to 
the mind of the Christian laymen how meagerly the minister has' 
been supported and how much is required of him in comparison with 
men in other callings; let them know how unjust the present situa- 
tion is, and they will not be found wanting in willingness to correct 
it. Making the facts known will help the situation wonderfully; the 
people will act if they know. The people cannot be too strongly 
censured until they know that many, ministers are compelled to bury 
their finest aspirations and waste their talents in a bitter grind 
for a respectable living. If they are enlightened they will lighten 
the burden of the minister. 

Such statements as the following, published recently by The 
Christian Herald of New York, in certain daily papers, will go a 
long way toward enlightening the Christian public on this question 
of such importance to the church: 

"The electricians, plasterers and carpenters who work on the 
building of our churches are paid from $40 to $50 a week. The 
average man who preaches from the pulpit is lucky if he receives 
half that sum. 

"1,000,000,000 invested in church property by the Protestant 
church members of America! And yet the majority of ministers re- 
ceive less than the minimum sum which sociologists say will support 
a family decently. 

"Surely, as Billy Sunday says, 'Something is radically wrong 
wheal a prizefighter in 15 minutes can earn more than a country 
parson in 15 years.' 

"Ministers as a rule do not save. They cannot. Between the 
ages of 45 and f)5, statistics .show, many of them supplement their 
regular work in the ministry by peddling books, writing insurance, 
or selling real estate in order to earn enough to live on. When old 



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age overtakes them they are too often found in the plight of one 
minister of 83 who is weaving rugs in order to keep from starving; 
or another who has been in the ministry for 55 years, and is strug- 
gling to support his sick wife with the help of the relief board. 

"No class of men has contributed more to this nation's great- 
ness than her ministers. 

"By their force of Character and their disinterested service, 
they have set up a spiritual standard for men of all classes; they 
have given high ideals to our young men and women; they have 
helped to check lawlessness and give a balance to power. 

"In difficult periods of the nation's growth they have thrown 
their influence on the side of honor and righteousness. 

"The country, must not sacrifice its ministers. Just as war 
draws into its ranks the most generous of a nation's youth, — so the 
ministry, by its very hardships and difficulties, has always attracted 
men of brilliant attainments and unusual capacity for devotion. 

" As a nation we cannot afford to waste these men. The handi- 
cap must be taken off the ministers. They must be allowed to use 
their gifts and their devotion to the fullest, as leaders of progress in 
the great days that are to come." 

EDITORIAL REVIEW 

An interesting letter comes from Hallandale, Florida, written by 
Sister Hedrick. She tells oi a golden wedding celebration in honor 
of Brother and Sister Daniel Crofford. We want to extend our con- 
gratulations too. 

Brother W. I. Duker, the new pastor of the New Paris, Indiana, 
church is showing wisdom at the beginning of his first pastorate by 
more thoroughly organizing the church. His people are loyal in their 
support of missions, as the report of Sister Frank Koscoe will show. 

The work at Los Angeles First church is in splendid condition 
and Brother Jennings is leading the people steadily forward. They 
are making progress in their new church building and, as Brother 
Keed suggests, they are an.xiously looking forward to its completion 
and the larger opportunities it will afford. 

Brother Fred Vauator and his ' ' faithful few ' ' of Homerville are 
getting things turned in the right direction. For a time this little 
band was discouraged, but things are beginning to look up, due to 
some extent doubtless to his evangelistic emphasis. The good people 
were not forgetful of their pastor's material needs. 

A note from Brother E. M. Riddle, pastor of the Louisville 
church, states that the Lord blessed them with five confessions the 
first week, and that the interest is fine and the spirit good. May, 
God continue to pour out his spirit upon them and turn men's hearts 
unto him. 

Don't fail to take a look at the Christian Endeavor department 
this week; it's interesting. The biggest Intermediate society in 
Ohio and its superintendents appear before you there. Brother 
Boardman has something to say about Ashland College night and C. 
E. week. Also read Nappanee's plans. Get busy. 

We have two reports of the Bittman, Ohio, meeting, one from 
the evangelist, Brother I. D. Bowman and one from the pastor, Dr. 
J. Allen Miller. We rejoice with the pastor and evangelist and the 
good people at Bittman in their success. All Ohio churches will be 
particularly, interested in this report, because Bittman is one of their 
youngest mission points, and it is promising, too. 

One way, for the Brethren church to find great leaders and to 
keep them is to create a great need for them and cause the need to 
increase with the increasing of their talents. Many an exceptional 
latent talent has been brought to the surface by the challenge of a 
great task. No church is worthy of the best until it is willing to 
make big plans and expect big things. 

At Morrill, Kansas, Brother Whitted and Brother Bell were en- 
gaged in an evangelistic camping during the month of December, 
and in spite of difficulties, they were rewarded with good success. 
The pastor declares that when the conference year closes the Mor- 
rill church expects to be among those that will rejoice over having 



helped to make this "VICTOBY YEAB," and we believe it will, for 
when the will is coupled with consecrated zeal for a certain noble 
end, God will supply the strength and direction that will make pos- 
sible the accomplishment of that end. 

In a recent note to the editor when he sent an article for publi- 
cation, Brother Prank B. Yoder of South Bend, Indiana, stated that 
he is doing institute work among the farmers of Indiana for the Ex- 
tension Department of Purdue University. He is also taking a live 
interest in Sunday school work and is the head of the organization 
of his home township. 

Brother L. A. Myers reports a very successful revival held by 
the Bicher brothers in his church at Sidney, Indiana. Brother Myers 
is greatly pleased with the work of these evangelists. He is giving 
his usual careful attention to the direction of the young people of 
his congregation. Both his churches remembered him very kindly 
at the Christmas season. 



Brother Ashman, pastor of the Sunnyside, Washington, church, 
tells us that he recently had the able assistance of Brother A. V. 
Kimmell of Whittier, California, in an evangelistic meeting. They 
had many difficulties with which to contend but they won the vic- 
tory. It would have to be a very stiff opposition that would defeat 
two such capable warriors as Brethren Ashman and Kimmell. 

The steady persevering pastor of the Garwin, Iowa, church, re- 
ports that his work is in good condition. Brother Ankrum and his 
co-workers are faithful to every interest of the church, and if the 
weather hinders them from taking an offering for the general work 
at the designated time, they will take it at another. We are grate- 
ful to Brother Ankrum for taking notice of and complying with our 
suggestions of some time ago. 

Brother C. C. Grisso tells of progress in the churches under his 
care. He had Brother G. W. Bench of South Bend, with him at North 
Liberty in a two weeks' campaign which resulted in the conversion 
of souls and much profit to the members. At Tiosa the pastor's own 
evangelistic efforts wers rewarded with success and when writing the 
letter he was assisting Brother Kenneth Bonk at Center Chapel in a 
revival. Brother Grisso is ever at it. 

The White Gifts are coming in quite promptly, according to 
Brother Albert Trent, the Secretary-treasurer of the Sunday School 
Association. Keep 'a close watch upon his reports and see if yours is 
in yet. If you ,don't find it, perhaps some one has neglected to send 
it in, or maybe you have not had the opportunity to take your offer- 
ing yet. Of course if you have been hindered, you will want to take 
it at the very first opportunity and help along in the good work. 
Send all White Gift offerings to Brother Trent and not to Brother 
Gearhart at Dayton. 

The Business Manager's Corner tells you how loyally the churches 
are supporting the Evangelist. One church, the largest in the broth- 
erhood, finds its way into the Honor Boll family of churches, and we 
wish to say to Dayton, We welcome you and hope you will find the 
Evangelist as indispensable and many other churches that are con- 
tinually writing us and we desire to serve you well. Wc wish to 
thank the friends who have written us personally about their appre- 
ciation of the paper; their words are encouraging and will stimulate 
us to seek to serve you still better. 

BEMEMBEB: THE ONE DEBT WE AS A CHUECH CAN 
NEVER PAY IS THE DEBT WE OWE TO OUR PIONEER 
PREACHERS, When the Benevolence Board asks the brotherhood to 
contribute to the comfort of these veterans of the cross, they are not 
asking for charity, but for the discharge of the obligation, than 
which there is none more binding. He that provides not for those of 
his own household is worse than an infidel, says the Book we take 
for our creed, and these fathers of ours are of our own spiritual 
household. They served the church without hire in the days of its 
beginnings and what we have and are as an institution we owe to 
them. With genuine love and deep gratitude may we remember them 
in the evening of their lives. Not in the spirit of giving alms, but 
with the feeling that we are simply ,discharging a divinely imposed 
responsibility, let us bring our gifts on the second Sunday in Febru- 
ary, or the nearest convenient Sunday, thereto. Send your offering to 
Herman E. Boscoe, Goshen, Indiana. 



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GENER AL AR TICLES 

The Church in the Industrial Center. By e. l. Muier 



'' ' For eleven years after graduation from high school, I 
was fortunate enough to work in the public works. In that 
time I had hrst hand knowledge of several lines of work, 
and what is more pertinent at this time, I also met the work- 
ers in many trades and calliags. In those eleven years I 
belonged to labor unions and on one occasion came out on 
strike. This strike was one of the most complete tie-ups in 
a line of work that has ever taken place, and during that 
strike we were forced at different times to look into the 
muzzles of gmis held by the militia or constabulary. Now 
I am no anarclust, bolshevist and neither as I an I. W. W., 
but I do wish to say that the worker has opinions formed 
from such contacts that it is difficult for any one to shake. 
He looks upon the militia and constabulary as the agents 
of the oppressing capitalist. This is irrespective of your 
mind in»the matter. A peep into the muzzle of a gun held 
by a none too friendly militiaman might work a change of 
notions in the minds of you, my dear readers. At least the 
worker has never had the satisfaction of seeing the muzzle 
of the gun pointed toward the oppressing employer and that 
gives him his much criticised but nevertheless firm opinion 
of the militia. 

Now it is not my purpose to say a word against con- 
stituted authority, but in order that we may understand the 
position of the man in the industrial center we must look 
at these things which have made him the man that he is. 
To work in the coal mine for a mere pittance and then find 
all society turned against you when you desire a fair deal 
does not conduce toward a love of the church which is so 
often conducted by the very ones who have refused you a 
living wage while they are living in plenty. There are a 
few employers of the better type who, like the merchant 
prince of Philadelphia, do act on Christian principles in 
dealing with their employees, but to each such one there are 
dozens, yes scores, of sweat shops and oppressors. It does 
not matter what you may think concerning the attitude that 
the worker should assume toward those oppressing him, he 
will not love the oppressor, and the chances are all against 
his loving the organizations to which his erstwliile oppres- 
sor belongs, among which we find the Christian church. In 
fact, the church is not making even a dent in the unbelief 
of the vast number of wage earners in the larger industrial 
centers. 

Not so long ago, perhaps two years, a close friend of 
mine, a minister in another denomination, while visiting 
New York stopped to listen-in at one of the many street 
corner meetings that take place in that busy metropolis. The 
speaker was dilating upon the rights and wrongs of the in- 
dustrial system, especially the wrongs, and he was trying 
to show the way out. Different societies and organizations 
were named as having some power in bringing about the 
desired things, but my friend was surprised that at no time 
was the church mentioned. Finally he could stand it no lon- 
ger and he cried, "Where does the church come in in your 
plans ? ' ' Imagine Jiis surprise and chagrin when the speak- 
er replied instanter, "It doesiit' come yi. " There you have 
it bald and fairly before you. And during the last year of 
the world war a sky pilot who worked among the lumber 
jacks of the northwest asked a body of them to come hear 
him preach. They refused point blank. The preacher in- 
sisted and they finally consented, but only on condition that 
they be allowed to choose the text. It was a long shot, but 
rather than lose them altogether the dominie consented. The 
shack in which they were to meet was cleaned out and the 
crowd assembled at the hour appointed. When the time 
for the sermon came thet text was handed the preacher, and 
can you imagine his feelings as he read that text written in 
large flaming letters of red on a piece of card-board? The 



text read, ' ' To hell with the church. ' ' Of course the speak- 
er with ready wit found a way out by quoting on top of 
it, "But the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Yet, 
friend, that did not say that the man in the industrial cen- 
ter has not a different feeling toward the church than do we, 
the exponents of that nistitution. It is up to the church to 
come down out of the clouds a while and meet these fellows 
Avliere they are. You may invite them until you are blue in 
the face but they will not come. The Master took the 
church to the common people, and I am persuaded that it is 
ours to take the church to many of these or Ave will not 
reach them at all. Deporting the Reds may relieve political 
upheaval, and putting the government control on all indus- 
tries may result in quieting the unrest in the industrial 
world, but believe me, all these will not win the unsaved 
man of industry to the church and the Christ of the church. 
Anyhow, the man in the industrial center makes quite a dis- 
tinction between the church and the Christ. With the ex- 
ception of the ultra-radicals, all the social speakers will use 
Christ as an examjile to be followed. They will show his 
fairness in dealing between rich and poor, with the accom- 
panying befriending of the poor fellow. They will take 
pains to quote Paul and Christ concerning the reward to the 
worker and that the idler should not eat. And then they 
throw the stone at the leisure class and all institutions sup- 
ported by them. Here is where they make their distinctions 
between Christ and the church. I have been on strike with 
them as I said. I have walked the picket line. I have met 
in their union meetings. I have faced the guns. I have 
heard their "cusses" as they heaped them upon the sleek 
employer as he wended his way to church while they were 
on strike for as much as would guarantee them a living. In 
short, I think I know how they feel, and it does not do you 
any good to say they should not feel that Avay, and then try 
to square yourself by taking a rap at the fellow Avho would 
dare write as I am writing. It is high time that the church 
is going about preaching the Gospel irrespective of whom it 
hits and how they like it. A rich sinner is no better than 
a poor one, and to my M^ay of thinking the striking worker 
who "cusses" the church is just as good as the oppressor 
who uses the church to shield his contemptible hypocrisy 
and lovelessness. 

But, say you, cannot the church reach these men and is 
there no hope? I answer, there is hope and they can be 
reached. Every man has his point of approach and the 
worker is a man. He can be reached by sympathetic effort. 
But I do not believe that he will be reached for God by 
any other way than the rest of humanity. It is an individ- 
ual matter. No promise is held out that we shall win any 
large body by wholesale methods. We must win the confi- 
dence of these men by our going to them in sympathy, and 
by showing them that we are not trying to bamboozle them, 
as they would call it. Forget some of your starch and dig- 
nity long enough to shake an honest, begrimed worker's 
hand without first drawing on your gloves to protect your 
lily fingers. Many a man has remarked to me as I worked 
among them in the centers of industiy that the preachers 
do not usually notice them when they are in their overalls 
or when their faces are black with the soil of toil. I do not 
wish to accuse all ministers of this, but I have noticed the 
same myself during my years of toil in the public works. 
A dirty hand and a ragged jacket may both be consecrated 
in the sight of God, even though I do not believe that a man 
is saved by work or works. Instead of the down-town 
church quitting business merely because there are no more 
elite living there, and all that it could do would be to try 
to interest the working people, they should get the heart of 
the Master and go to work trying to save the sheep who 



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have no shepherd. Dr. Shelton of Pittsburgh has shown 
that the down-town church has a mission and he is the talk 
of the city. Of course, this church of the industrial center 
must have people with a vision led by a pastor who has the 
spirit of the Master in him. The church has lost its hold 
on the workers because it has felt it necessary to cater to 
money. It has followed the moves of the monied man 
rather than stayed among those whom the Lord loved so 
well, the common people. And now we must show to the 
worker that we have his soul's interests at heart and that it 
goes farther than that, that we have his physical, mental 
and moral and social interests at heart also. "My Father 
worketh hitherto, and I work," and may God bless the 
Avorking class of our day. Never will the church fill its 
mission until there is a more concerted effort at reaching 
the toilers upon whose backs everything moves. I do not 
believe that the average toiler has anything against Chris- 
tianity, he is too intelligent for that. But as I tried to say 
before, he has a grouch against the constituted order of 



things, and there is no use of our playing ostrich, and with 
our heads in the sands of self-satisfaction say, we have 
builded churches and now it is for all to come to us. We 
must go to them and make them feel that we have a lively 
interest in their every activity. The church has failed in 
part among the working classes, but Christ is still strong 
with them. So let us obey the Master by lifting him iip be 
fore them in our lives and churches and not until then wiii 
we make an impression upon their hearts. Do not condemn 
the worker until you have tried to understand him. Give 
him a hearing and a chance and I fully believe that he will 
return fruit a thousand fold for any real effort put forth 
to win him. Not theory but good sound sense backed up 
by actions which the worker can read easier than your the- 
ories, will reach the man who by very nature is a being of 
action. "Inasmuch as ye have done it to the least of these 
ye have done it unto me. ' ' Pray for the pastors of our city 
and industrial center churches. 
Nappanee, Indiana. 



'The Holy Spirit Versus Man as the Interpreter of Our Creed' 

By J. F. Garber 



One of the chief factors that is instrumental in break- 
ing down the spirituality of the Christian world of today, is 
the fact that too many people are depending on some man 
or set of men to interpret the Word of God for them instead 
of reading it with a prayerful heart and then trusting to the 
Holy Spirit to guide them into all truth. 

The Holy Spirit Promised 

We have a definite promise made even before the ad- 
vent of our Savior into the world, that the Holy Spirit 
would be poured out upon God's people. In Joel 2:28, 29 
we read: "And it shall come to pass afterward that I will 
pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your 
daughters shall prophesy. Your old men shall dream dreams, 
your young men shall see visions: and also upon the ser- 
vants and upon tlie handmaids in those days will I jjour out 
my spirit." 

Then notice the instructions of Jesus to his disciples 
just before he ascended up into heaven, to tai'ry at Jerusa- 
lem until they should be endued with power from on high. 
or in other words, until they should be filled with the Holy 
Spirit. lie made a more definite promise to them when he 
said, "I will pray the Father and he shall give you another 
comforter that he may abide with you forevei ; even the 
Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive because it 
seeth him not, neither knoA\"eth him : but ye knoAv him ; for 
he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you." He also told 
them that it was expedient for them that he should go 
away, for said he, " If I go not awaJ^ the Comforter will not 
come iinto you, but if I depart, I Avill send him unto you." 
We have in the foregoing Scripture an absolute promise 
that the Comforter which is the Holy Spirit would be rent 
into the world. 

This promise was gloriously fulfilled on the day of 
Pentecost when "there came a sound from heaven as of a 
rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they 
were sitting." . . . "And they were all filled with the 
Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues as the 
Spirit gave them utterance." 

Office of the Holy Spirit 

But why was the Holy Spirit sent? What was the 
work assigned to him? 

God sent the prophets of old to foretell future events, 
and to give warning and admonition to his people. John 
the Baptist was sent to prepare the way of the Lord. And 
Jesus said of his own mission into the world. "For the Son 
of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." 
He also said, "I am come that they might have life and 
that they might have it more a;bundantly. " The Holy 



Spirit was sent from God to mankind to perform a special 
mission. And we can readily understand what that mission 
was by reading the following Scriptural references : 

"But the Comforter which is the Holy Ghost, whom the 
Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, 
and bring all things to your remembrance whatsoever I 
have said unto you" (John 14:26). "Howbeit when he the 
Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth : for 
he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, 
that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come" 
(John 16:13). "And when he is come, he will reprove the 
world of sin, and of righteoupness and of judgment" (John 
16:8). The office of the Holy Spirit then is to guide us 
into all truth; teach us all things; bring all things to re- 
membrance ; show us things to come ; and to reprove the 
Avorld of sin and of righteousness and of judgment. 

As the Father has made provisions whereby we may be 
led into all truth, taught all things, be reproved of sin, of 
righteousness and of judgment, and even have the future 
revealed unto us, would we who claim to be true followers 
of the blessed Master, be acting prudently to reject the Holy 
Spirit's interpretation of God's Word and accept that of 
any man or set of men? It appears to me that it would be 
better for us to adhere more closely to the great plan- of 
salvation as revealed in God's Word. The sending of the 
Holy Spirit into the world is a part of God's great plan for 
the salvation of mankind. When we deny his power and re- 
ject his official work, we are simply rejecting God's means 
of grace to us. 

If we accept man macle creeds, instead of the inspired 
Word of God as revealed to us by the Holy Spirit, it seems 
reasonable to me that we will fall under the condemnation 
which was pronounced upon the Pharisees by our Lord 
when he said, "But in vain do they worship me, teaching for 
doctrine the commandments of men. ' ' 

Dear reader, if we really desire to become the children 
-of God, let us remember that Paul said, "For as many as 
are led by the Spirit of God they are the sons of God." He 
also said, "If any man have not the spirit of Christ he is 
none of his." And we should not forget that our heavenly 
Father will give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him. 

Our creed, the New Testament, contains all of the in- 
struction that is necessary for our salvation, and does not 
need to be supplemented l3y any man made creed. It is the 
perfect law of liberty." 

In conclusion let me urge each and every one to drink 
more freely of that Spirit which shall be in you a Avell of 
water springing up into everlasting life. 

Weldon, Iowa. 



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Consistency. By Mrs. O. E. Nicholas 



A six weeks' revival has just closed. A splendid inter- 
est was shown, there was a large attendance and the church 
worked as one man. 

Great interest was shown in the preaching of God's 
Word, yet notwithstanding all this the pastor is forced to 
admit that the primary purpose of the service, the ingather- 
ing of souls, has been a failure. 

Why do men refuse the call to a better life? Why do 
men listen to God's truth unmoved and imtouched? Why 
do men say, I am just as good as your Brother A., or Brother 
B? What is the reason for all this coldness? 

Do you ever ask yourself. Do 1 lack consistency in my 
everyday walk before men? Are any of my members indul- 
ging in the inconsistencies of life on the side? 

This is the key, lack of consistency, to the solution of 
the great problem that confronts every pastor today. The 
want of consistency on the part of those professing Chris- 
tianity is what is causing men to lose faith in the church 
and bring reproach on the gospel. Too many are walking 
\\ith the church in one hand and the world in the otlier. I 
sincerely believe the want of consistency causes more secret 
imeasiness and more discord than any other failing in man's 
character. 

The inconsistent lives of professing Christians are 
throwing reproach on the cause of Christianity and making 
the tongues of enemies to blaspheme. Ah ! the Avickedness 
of those professing to be good — of those who set themselves 
as models of piety and virtue are doing more to hinder the 
gospel and bring defeat tiian all the forces of wicked peo- 
ple. 

What is the use of preaching to the world against ly- 
ing, stealing, defrauding your fellowmen, malice and hatred, 
if the man at my elbow, to whom all look as to an example, 



lies, steals, hates his neighbor, overreaches in business, speaks 
unkindly and uncharitably of others and frequents ques- 
tionable places? What do you gain in the work of saving 
souls if you refute your own teaching? Which is the more 
eloquent your words or your acts? We MUST live what we 
teach and preach. It is the practical everyday living that 
counts today — consistent living by Christian people. 

We are startled by the number of infidels and hard- 
ened sinners some men are making. Ingersoll was an avowed 
infidel caused by the inconsistent life of his father before 
he was born. 'The inconsistent lives of men who profess 
goodness is making more scoffers of religion than the devil 
himself. 

The world's greatest need is more Chri.stlike men and 
women. The preaching it needs is not only the precept but 
the practice of pure, heaven-born piety. A cowardly, fash- 
ion-loving, covetous, cowardly church will never save men 
from hell. 

But the church of living disciples whose hearts have 
been cleansed by the atoning blood and whose lives are 
made beautiful by inward conflict and secret prayer and are 
made eloquent by noble deeds — these are the men and wo- 
men that will lead the world to Christ. Their voice is a 
trumpet, their influence is as salt and their example is a 
light. 

My reader, is your daily walk in life throwing reproach 
on the gospel of Christ? Is your daily example winning men 
for the church or is it making men blaspheme Christ 's name ? 
Are you causing men to stumble and fall by your inconsis- 
tent living? 

You cannot live a double life, neither can you serve 
God and mammon. 

Dowagiac, Michigan. 



The Church of Jesus Christ, Her Origin, Purpose, Work and End 

By H. M. Harley, from his "Brethren Bulletin" 



Epbesians 5:25 and 26 

"Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it, 
that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the wash- 
ing of water with the word, that he might present the church 
to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or 
any such thing; but that it should be holy and without 
blemish. ' ' 

The church of Jesus Christ is the greatest, grandest and 
most glorious institution the world has ever known, knows 
of today, or ever shall know. Jesus Christ himself founded 
her. He gave to her the inspiration and power, the incen- 
tive and the program that is necessary to the perpetuation 
and the perfecting of the work that he came to do, and did 
do, until he was called back to the Father. And for a per- 
son to accept Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, he will 
also have to accept his church, for he is the head of the 
church, which is his body. And however justly some things 
may be said in criticism about some of her members, the 
church as an institution is divine, and bears the only saving 
gospel that the world knows of, or ever has received. She 
is the body of Chri.st, and his life is in the body, and through 
it is communicated to its several members. 

Now, the life that Jesus gives through the church, — 
is divine. It is the fountain of perpetual youth,- for which 
men have sought for ages past. And all those who will be- 
come a part of her, accept her teaching, and enter into the 
spirit of her labors, will have a new light imparted to them. 



There will be a new hope in their heart, a new ambition in 
their life, a new warmth in their hand, a new vigor in their 
feet, a new message on their lips, a new vision of duty and 
a new knowledge of divine love, — and this is eternal life. 

Now then, what is the real purpose and work of the 
church? The first and foremost work of the church is to 
evangelize. "Go ye into all the world, and make disciples 
among all nations, teaching them to observe all things, what- 
soever I have commanded them." But before this can be 
done, there are several things that the church must first do 
as a groundwork. And the first is to know what Jesus 
really did say, — why he said it, and what the outcome of 
either accepting or rejecting his word, would involve. An- 
other duty the church has to perform is to develop Christian 
character so that there will be those who will be fit vessels 
through which the Holy Spirit can minister the good things 
of God and of Christ, to a needy and sin-sick world. She is 
to instruct, to feed, to call out, and to prepare workers M'ho 
will enlist in the work of carrying out the world-program 
that God has ever had in mind for the same. 

Then too, it has been given to the church to perpetuate 
the truths of God so that his good may come to the world. 
The church has been given several ordinances which help to 
build up his children in the most holy faith of God, so that 
they can live lives well plea.sing to him, and as well to win 
others to this same life. And for a person to keep the ordi- 
nances as given by Jesus Christ, means that they are going 




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on record as willing Christians. The Word says, "Show me 
thy faith without thy works, and I will show you my faith 
by my works. ' ' To observe the ordinances of the church, is 
to prove our love to him, and also one to another. "Hereby 
we know that we love the children of God, when we love 
God, and do his commands." 

And say friends, what a difference it would make in 
this old world, if men would see life from the viewpoint of 
Jesus Christ, as given to his church ! If men would study 
to understand, rather than to criticize the church, they 
would join hands in trying to lift fallen men, to have the lost 
and to bring them back to God. And then too, thei'e would 



not be so many divisions in the church today, if men would 
adhere to the ' ' Thus saith the Lord of the Scriptures, rather 
than to take the say-so of men for it. 

And what is to be the end of the church? Some of 
these times, Jesus Christ shall come for her, and take her 
out of the world and to himself, but only such part of her 
as has been faithful to him, to his Word and to the pro- 
gram that he laid down for her. The Bridegroom is coming 
for his bride, and all who have been true, shall hear the 
voice, and shall enter in, to enjoy the marriage supper of 
the Lamb. Will you qualify? God grant that you may. 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 



Report of the Great World Survey Conference. By George s. Baer 



Last week in the editorial department we gave a cur- 
sory I'eport of the great Atlantic City conference, but no 
one realized more than we, how incomplete it was; it Avas 
necessarily so. Some have asked to know more about the 
Intcrchurch World Movement and others have expressed a 
desire to know more the purpose and significance of the 
World Survey Conference. And we are conscious that we 
would not be faithful in our service to our gi'eat family 
of Evangelist readers if, after having had the opportunity 
of attending a conference of such significance to the whole 
Christian church, we would not do oui' Ix'st to pass on to 
them the things we there received. iVnd if our report docs 
not cover any points that our readers want information on, 
we shall be glad to pass on any infoi'mation we may have 
received. In addition to having been an eye and ear wit- 
ness, we have the benefit of the News Bureau, which enables 
us to mal^e this report the more complete. 

Representatives of forty-two faiths numbering over 
1800 men and women gathered in the World Survey Con- 
ference of the Interchurch Movement at Atlantic City, Jan- 
uary 7, 8, 9 and resolved upon a great common effort to 
bring nearer the Kingdom of Jesus Christ on earth. 

Seldom since the days when the apostles set out from 
Palestine to carry the Word to all the nations has a meet- 
ing displayed such intense spiritual fervor, such whole- 
hearted unselfishness and such unanimous determination to 
submerge all petty difficulties and do something for our 
Lord which should go down through the ages. 

It was a common. remark among the delegates that if 
only every man on earth could have been present to hear the 
Avonderful presentation of the needs of the world and to 
catch the divine inspiration, the task of winning all to the 
altar would soon be done. 

Perhaps the most striking decisions of the Conference 
were the determination to conduct an intensive evangelistic 
campaign in all the churches from now until Easter time and 
the fixing of April 21 to May 2 as the dates of a LTnited 
Simultaneous Financial Ingathering. 

The Conference and later the General Committee of the 
Movement gave general approval of the proposal for the 
budget made by the Movement on the basis of the surveys. 
The budget covers the financial needs of what is considered 
an adequate Christian program. But each item is to be ad- 
justed with the denomination directly involved. It should 
also be noted that certain bodies, iiotably the Methodist 
Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church South 
already have raised great amounts through the Centenary 
and cannot be expected to make another appeal this spring- 
to those who have already pledged themselves for five years. 

The total budget is $326,107,837 on a one year basis and 
$1,320,214,551 on a five year basis. It was recommended 
that each denomination appeal for the sum needed for one 
year ahead. On a one year basis, the budget consists of 
$253,193,400 allotted to boards for regular work; $62,929,- 
05 unallotted for special types of Avork; and $9,985,232 un- 
allotted — to ocupy unoccupied areas. 

By types of church activity, on a one year basis, the 
budget may be divided into : Foreign Division, $104,503,- 



909 ; Home Mission Division, $53,773,706 ; American Educa- 
tion Division, $84,239,050; American Religious Education 
Division, $2,065,500 ; American Hospitals and Home Division, 
$21,368,566; American Ministerial Support and Relief Divi- 
sion, $60,175,326. 

The i-eport of the Board of Review said of the expense 
budget of the Movement, which was presented to the dele- 
gates and ajaproved: 

"Had the leaders (of the Movement), through lack of 
vision or fear of pi'csent criticism, dared less, and prepared 
a less adequate foundation, they would have subjected 
themselves eventually to a far greater censure because of 
their failui'c to have constructed a foundation sufficiently 
l)road and strong for the great structure which alone will be 
in any sense Avorthy of the imited effoi't of so large an ag- 
gregation of the Christian people of the land." 

The MoA'ement gained adherents in the coui'se of the 
Conference, Avhen it Avas announced that the General Bap- 
tists, Avith 40,000 communicants, have entered into co-opera- 
tiA'e relationship as a direct result of the surveys of edu- 
cational institutions in Southern Indiana. Their budget, 
$1,666,000 for five years, Avas received too late to be included 
in the printed budget statements. Another notable event of 
the Conference Avas the action of the Administrative Com- 
mittee of the fieneral Board of Promotion of the Northern 
Baptist Convention in voting to underAvrite its share in 
Intei-church publicity expense, the largest Baptist publicity 
appropriation in the histoiy of the denomination Avas A^oted. 

Dr. John R. Mott opened the Conference Avith a poAver- 
ful presentation of the history of the Movement, the unanim- 
ity Avith Avhich the nation's great mission leaders had accep- 
ted the plan as providential a year ago and the remarkable 
victories that already had been Avon in bringing about Chris- 
tian co-operation. 

"This is the moment of moments for lis to find our 
unity, our spiritual solidarity. Avithout sacrificing our diver- 
sity and that Avhich is most distinctiA^e to each of our com- 
munions, and A^'hich, by the Avay, is the choicest possession 
Ave have," he said. 

"The reason Avhy Ave of each denomination here most 
A'alue that Avhich is distinctiA'e to us, is not simply because 
it is ours, but because Ave honestly believe it is the truth. 
Without sacrificing our distinctiveness, Ave Avant to realize 
our unity and solidarity as Ave gather 'round the figure of 
our Lord Avith open minds, responsive hearts, and I Avould 
say, hair-trigger Avills — by that I mean Avills that are eager 
to leap into action Avhen Ave see a clear path. ' ' 

Dr. Fred P. Haggard introduced the surveys with the 
statement that the budget presented included the programs 
of thirty-four denominations and 147 boards or other denom- 
inational agencies. "The denominations co-operating in the 
Movement enroll 71.06 percent of the total Protestant mem- 
bership in the United States," he said. 

Describing the magnitude of the task of "surA'eying 
the Avorld, " Dr. Haggard said: "It is not to be Avondered at 
that some shook their heads and said Ave had undertaken 
too much." 

He quoted the pi'oposal of the Committee of Twenty, 



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made early in the history of the Movement: "A thorough, 
united survey of the home and foreign fields of the world 
for the purpose of securing accurate and complete data as 
to vsrhat ought to be done by the combined churches to meet 
the needs of the hour, and of at least the next five years." 

These surveys were not complete, but they were well 
enough along to give a cross-section of the results. The pre- 
liminary results were placed in the hands of the delegates 
in fifteen well illustrated pamphlets, giving an unprecedent- 
edly complete picture of Christian duty and opportunity. 
Dr. Haggard said the surveys when finished Avould be pre- 
sented in two large volumes. 

Dr. S. Earl Taylor painted a picture of the many little 
Christian armies at present all assailing the forces of evil, 
valiantly but without any settled plan and with little co-op- 
eration or understanding of the whole task. He showed on 
the screen the names of the denominations and the denom- 
inational agencies at work overlapping each other's fields 
and thereby failing to make their efforts count for the most 
for Christ. Both lists were too long to be seen in one pic- 
ture and, indeed, took several seconds in passing across the 
curtain. But the last thing in his heart, Dr. Taylor said, 
was to ridicule denominationalism. He said he was a de- 
nominational man and believed in denominationalism. "One 
of the most precious heritages we have is the prayers Ave 
learned at our mothers' knees and the traditions of the 
churches in which we were brought up," he added. "It is 
not within the purpose of this movement to lessen denomin- 
ational loyalty, but to intensify denominational endeavors 
and increase interdenominational co-operation." 

Dr. F. W. Bible opened the foreign surveys with a 
striking address on China, where he said, at the normal rate 
of increase as many people as there are now in the United 
States would be added to the population in the next thirty 
years. The present number is well in excess of 400,000.000. 
He foreshadowed a vast, homogeneous Chinese empire, 
stretching from Siberia across the Asiatic continent and in- 
cluding Malaysia. 

"The greatest missionary problem of modern times is 
to create forces capable of controlling and directing that 
enormous human mass which ultimately will number be- 
tween seven and nine hundred millions of people, ' ' said Dr. 
Bible. "America has a peculiar responsibility there. The 
Chinese government has co-operated with us in the survey, 
putting in our hands the only copy of the new census at 
present in the United Sttaes. 

"Out of this largest nation on earth, destined in a 
short time to become a modern, aggressive people, only 312,- 
000 are communicants of Protestant churches. There is only 
one evangelical mis.sionary for every 80,000 people and the 
areas in which there is no missionary agency contains thir- 
ty-five to forty million people." 

"The Mexican problem is not a question of a revolution 
to be squelched, but an evolution to be guided," said Dr. 
S. G. Tnman, in describing the opportunities of Latin Amer- 
ica. "American mission boards are the only organizations 
which have developed a practical, comprehensive, inclusive 
program for solving the problem." 

Dr. Inman asked 1,000 new missionaries for Latin Amer- 
ica in the next five years and an expenditure of .$35,000,000, 
in addition to what the peoples of the countries benefited 
would raise. 

(r. Sherwood Eddy held the audience breathless while 
he told of the co-operative movement of the native Protes- 
tant churches of Southern India, "led by three boys," and 
described a meeting of 30,000 Christians of the Syrian 
church in India, a larger gathering than anything of the sort 
he had ever seen any^^^here else in the world. 

Dr. Samuel M. Zwemer declared that in dealing -with 
Mohammedanism, Christianity is facing a foe Avhich is bol- 
stered by spiritual forces. He pointed out that the Moslems 
had a definite and insistent evangelistic program and the 
number of their converts was increasing at an alarming rate. 



"At present there are 2,500,000 of this faith in Europe," he 
said, "43,000,000 in Africa, 150,000 in South America, 
67,000,000,000 in India and mosques are even now being 
erected in Australia. ' ' 

Through lack of time only a trifling amount of the in- 
teresting and vital material discovered by the foreign sur- 
veys could be told. Indeed, that was the case with the whole 
program — the stress of hundreds of minds working six 
months with loving care at their task had to be boiled down 
into ten or even four tense minutes. 

Dr. Ralph E. Diffendorfer introduced the home surveys. 
Dr. Inman, speaking again, said that, "by train and by boat 
there is liquor sufficient to flood the Woolworth Building 
to the twentieth floor being poured into Cuba," and Chris- 
tian Americans should see every Cuban "has at least as 
much chance to be decent as to be drunk." 

C. L. Fry told of migratory labor in the United States 
while his audience bent forward to study his unique charts 
and maps. 

"There are in the United States a million and a half 
men constantly on the move, ' ' said Mr. Fry. ' ' This body of 
men is practically untouched by the church. In the great 
wheat belts of the middle west alone there are a quarter of 
a million men following the harvests from Texas into Can- 
ada. ' ' He also told of the hundreds of thousands leading a 
wandering life on account of the exigencies of fruit picking, 
fishing, lumbering and other occupations. 

"These are the men of whom the I. "W. W. are made," 
he commented. "And why are they I. W. "W.? Because 
they are subject to the most intolerable living conditions. 
Because the church has not reached them. We must sub- 
stitute home life for hobo life." 

Dr. Diffendorfer had thrown on the screen colored maps 
giving a picture of the foreign-bom problem in our large 
cities. To reach these people he suggested an appropriation 
of $200,000 a year for five years for a press that would 
touch the five principal nationalities. 

Great applause greeted the plea of George Haynes for 
the education of Christian leadership for the colored race. 
"Oi^r people are feeling a new consciousness of being 100 
percent American,''' he said. He told of negro denomina-- 
tions voting money to send missionaries to Africa, adding: 
"They can carry more than money. They can carry this 
message — that the white race of America has Christianity 
enough, has democracy enough, to give them a place as men 
and as Christian brothers." 

The home survey presentation was continued on the 
second day and Dr. James E. Clark described the needs of) 
American education. The importance of this field to the 
church, he said, was shown by the fact that 90 percent of 
oi^r ministers come from Christian schools and colleges. 

Dr. Walter S. Athearn in outlining the situation of 
American religious education drew a comparison between 
the opportunities for religious instruction afforded Protes- 
tant, Catholic and Jewish children. 

From studies that have been made, he said, it has been 
shown that Protestant children have only 24 hours a year- — 
30 minutes on Simday in the Sunday schools — for definite 
religious training. Catholic children have 84 hours as a 
minimum and 200 hours of possible opportunity for similar 
instruction, while Jewish children at the formative age have 
85 hours assured and 335 hours of opportunity. 

Dr. E. S. Collier showed the work being acomplished 
in Protestant hospitals of the country. He' pointed out that 
the church is able to do unusually effective work in making 
good citizens, evangelism, reconstruction and other ways 
through the hospitals. In one New York hospital, he said, 
43 nationalities were treated in one year and in wise ways 
many conversions were brought about. 

Dr. J. B. Hingeley, who has conducted the survey for 
ministerial relief and support, said that although the ne- 
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period, ministerial salaries have increased only 20 percent 
in twenty years. Fifty-one percent of the preachers of 
America are receiving less than $1,000 a year, while the in- 
come tax returns last year showed that only 1,670 pastors, 
less than one percent of the whole, received as much as 
$3000 from all sources. 

Dr. Diffendorfer and Dr. Edmund D. S. Brunner told of 
rural conditions. One map showed three ministers living 
within Seven miles of one another and traveling respective- 
ly 85, 90 and 92 miles to preach in three churches located 
within seven miles of one another and traveling respect'ive- 
ed, brought out strikingly the fact that the larger the rural 
church the greater its proportionate growth (that is, not 
only the actual numbers, but the numbers in proportion to 
the size of the congregation). The evils of an absentee min- 
istry were stressed (This is a weaknes from which the 
Brethren church is suffering to a large extent. There has 



been too much satisfaction with part time service and an 
absentee pastor when oftentimes better service might have 
been afforded if Ave had realized the need). 

Dr. J. Campbell White called attention to the fact that 
if the church is to carry forward a great program for Christ, 
she will need 100,000 new paid workers in the next five 
years. Every church must give attention to the enlistment 
of its young life into the service of Christ and the church 
and prepare in the very best way for their training if these 
great plans are to be carried out. There is not a church but 
that at this very hour is sadly in need of more workers than 
can possibly be discovered. If we can carry the world's 
great need down to every church, to every home and to 
every individual heart, the young men and women will be 
challenged and enlisted in the service of the King of kings 
and the Lord of lords. "Pray ye therefore the Lord of the 
harvest that he will thrust forth laborers into his harvest." 



Send 
WHITE GIFT 
OPFEEINGS to 



THE SUNDAY SCHOOL 



ALBBET TRENT 
General Secretary-Treasurer 

Johnstown, Pennsylvania 



Education for Christian Leadership. By President e. e. Jacobs, Ph. p. 



Every conscientious and thinking person in America 
must be impressed with the rather patent fact that this coun- 
try does stand, and ought by every right to stand, at the 
forefront in matters of moral leadership among the nations 
of the earth. If America continues to hold this place, then 
she certainly will be discharging a very large part of her 
obligation to the world, for this leadership is of infinitely 
more worth than leadership in finance or trade. For ideals 
which revolve around such a leadership, she entered the 
world war, let us confidently think, and to these ideals let 
us hope and pray, may she devote the best energies of her 
future. If America could now step out with a great and 
glorious program of human betterment Avhich would be at 
the same time profoundly and thoroughly Christian, then in- 
deed, could every American citizen, who has both intelli- 
gence and a conscience, be much more enthusiastic in his 
patriotism than he can be today. 

Now it is perfectly plain, that if life in America is to 
be increasingly better, it can only come through better men, 
— men Avith a keener moral conscience, a clearer vision, a 
more liA^ely intelligence, and an aroused moral responsibil- 
ity. To talk of improAdng the moral life of a people and 
yet keep the old time dull conscience toAvards matters of 
moral obligations, is to talk utter nonsense. The ncAver Avine 
of Christ's ideals of human blessedness, can not be put into 
the old Avine-skins of Ioav ideals and brutishness. The glor- 
ious patch of the ncAv Aveave of his desire for the future Avel- 
fare of humanity, can not be safely sewed onto the filthy 
blood-lust-smeared cloth of iniquitous men ! We need a ncAv 
creation Avhich Avill take over men soul and body and by all 
the glorious and etherie process of heaven introduce them 
intO' all the mysteries of the Ncav Birth. 

NoAv, hoAv is this to be brought about? Hoav shall Ave 
seek to make men over the matchless pattern of the Christ 
Avho lived, loA''ed, and died only in behalf of sinful, Aveak, 
and unhappy men? plainly, there must be great souls who 
are both Avilling and able to lead the Avay; men whose souls 
are flooded and over-flooded Avith the ideals of Jesus Avhich 
are rightly coupled Avith a training for righteousness and 
clear visioned leadership ; men in whose souls the ideals of 
Jesus ncAi-er take ebb but AA^iich are ahvays at flood tide. 

But religious enthusiasms Avithout rational restraint is 
not wholly trustAvorthy, it may even be dangerous. If Ave 
,are to lead men, we must be leaders indeed, for if the blind 
lead the blind, they aa^II both fall into the ditch. Hence, 
there is a very great and real need for leadership and that 
with a vision. Our leaders need both the inspiration that 



comes AA'ith vision as Avell as that AA'hich comes from educa- 
tional training. We need leaders Avho digest, reflect, and 
Avho are familiar Avith facts, stubborn hard facts. 

NoAv, such leadership, the Christian College by its OAvn 
profession and position is bound to give. It ought to train 
men for just such leadership. It ought to brush aside the 
cobwebs of fanatici-sm and also of unbelief and clear up the 
mental furniture so that one may discern clearly Avhat is to 
be done and Iioaa^ to do it. Leadership does not mean being 
elected superintendent of one's Sunday school particularly, 
nor a place on a college faculty but it does mean that one 
is trying to direct moral and religious activities in proper 
channels. A layman in a community may be ten times the 
leader his pastor is. A leader is one Avho has folloAvers. 

I see no reason Avhy a church should enter upon the 
task of making chemists, engineers or even teachers any 
more than she should seek to make brick masons. But I do 
see Avhy a church should train men in Christian character 
and if she is to teach the above noted subjects in her col- 
leges, she must at least have as the excuse for so doing, that 
she Avants to implant Christian character along Avith the 
chemistry and AA^hat not. Which brings us back to the one 
fundamental training for Christian leadership, and THAT 
IS THE SUPREME TASK OF ANY DENOMINATIONAL 
COLLEGE. Ashland College has absolutely no apology to 
make, it seems to me, for such a mission and if it could be 
shoAAai that the College makes here a A^ery large contribu- 
tion to the educated and trained leadership of the church, 
it ought to take rank along Avith any other program of the 
actiAdty of the church. 

Lastly, trained leadership is the demand of the future. 
America both in her church affairs and in her political mat- 
ters, needs right noAv this hour, trained leaders Avith a 
Adsion. Our onAvard path Avill be deAnous enough, but it Avill 
be all the more meandering if this sort of leadership is not 
developed and cared for. 

Ashland, Ohio. 

ARE THE LUMBER CAMPS NEGLECTED? 

In a county of the state of Washington not far from Centralia 
where I. W. W. recently directed a murderous fire into the Armistice 
Day parade of ex-service men, the Interehurch survey shows a popu- 
lation of 45,000, of Avhom three thousand are church members, with 
forty-four churches. But in sixty-fout logging camps of the county, 
employing about five thousand men, flfty-six of the camps are entirely 
without religious instruction and some 500 children are also without 
the benefits of even a school education. 



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J. A. Garber 

PRESIDENT 



Our Young People at Work 



G. C. Carpenter 

SECRETARY 




MRS. C 

Superintendent 



Intermediate Christian Endeavor 

The above picture presents the largest Interme- 
diate Society in the State of Ohio, including all de- 
nominations. It is the largest in our church, too. 
The society is made up of young people of the First 
church, of Dayton, and every member of it is active 
in promoting the principles of the organization. 
Mrs. Charles W. Abbott, their superintendent is 
aptly fitted for this sort of work as may be easily 
inferred. The above is a good example of what 
can really be done where a spirit of willing co-op- 
eration prevails. 

At the recent state convention held at Canton, 
Mrs. Abbott was made State Superintendent of 
the Children's Division of the Brethren Sunday 
schools of Ohio. This position presents a Avider 
opportunity for Christian service on the part of Mrs. Ab- 
bott, as she is eager to help the workers of the Children's 
Division, (Cradle Roll, Beginners, Primary, and Junior De- 
partments. Correspondence is invited and where arrange- 
ments can be made, Mrs. Abbott is willing to visit Ohio 
schools in person. Her address is 206 Eastern Avenue, 
Dayton, Ohio. J. A. GARBER. 

First Brethren Intermediate Christian Endeavor So- 
ciety was organized December 5, 1915. Orion E. Bowman 
and Mrs. Charles W. Abbott were the first superintendents. 
Enrollment on the first night was 12 and 53 were present 
the first month. So we see again that from a small begin- 
ning this large society of 1919 to 1920 is the fruit of the 
labor of those who saw a vision of a great field wherein the 
teen aged boy and girl might be benefited. Present enroll- 
ment is 50. For the first four months 459 were at the I. C. 
E. prayer meeting, 69 volunteer prayers were offered, 100 
Bible verses were learned, 12 chapters in Matthew were 
studied, beside the regular Christian Endeavor Topic. A 




Society of Dayton, Ohio 



Christmas program was rendered Avith the Senior 
Christian Endeavorers as our guests. Flowers Avere 
sent to the sick and magazines numbering 35 were 
carried to the hospitals. All meetings were opened 
at 6:29 o'clock. Every leader Avas present. So far 
Ave liaA'e met every state standard as required of 
us. We expect to be a banner society this year. So 
Avatch us groAV. 

Our officers are : President, Hazel Randell ; Vice- 
President, Katherine Roper; Secretary, Alma 
Baumgardner; Treasurer, RoyHuette; Social Com- 
w ABBOTT ^i^t*'^' TroA-a Geohring; Lookout Committee, 
Charles Wallace. Mrs. C. W. Abbott is superin- 
tendent. Mrs. Abbott is better knoAA^n as Aunt 
Kate. She has been Avith us for five years, and 
records shoAv that she has only missed 7 Sunday cA^ening 
sessions during that time. Her sterling Christian graces are 
only manifested best when you come in contact AAdth her 
through personal Avork. Boys and girls throughout the city 
love Aunt Kate. She understands them. She never bosses, 
but gently leads each in their oAvn way. If Aunt Kate has 
a hobby it is the teen age boy and girl for Christ and his 
service. So Ave go on looking ever forward to the greater 
blessing which shall be ours if we are faithful to our trust. 
FIRST BRETHREN I. C. E., 

Per Hazel Randall. 

Life Recruit Letter 

Dear FelloAv Endeavorers : 

Another year has entered upon its journey and conse- 
quently another "Ashland College Night" will soon be here. 
This year "Ashland College Night" Avill be observed on 
Sunday, Febriiary 8th, or on Sunday the 29th, and Ave are 
most anxious to make it a success in every Avay. The reason 
for permitting an alternate date is due to the fact that Feb- 



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ruary is to be "Life Work Month," culminating with Na- 
tional Recruiting Day on the 29th. 

Accordingly we are suggesting the use of two pro- 
grams. The one is based on the regular topic for the 8th. 
"A WorthAvhile Life." The other will be special including, 
we hope, a life work pageant. Societies should use both to 
the full extent of their ability. 

Appeals looking toward the attainment of the following 
goals may be made at either- or both of the meetings. We 
are striving for two definite goals — Life Work Recruits and 
the money to make possible their efficient training at our 
own college. We ought to have at least twenty new life 
work recruits and three hundred dollars ($300.00) in offer- 
ings for the chair of Religious Education at Ashland Col- 
lege. 

Remember that thorough preparation spells success. 
Begin praying now for these services that God may pom- 
out his fullest blessing on these special efforts ; that recruits 
might be found to carry on the Lord's work; that a real 
spirit of life giving and money giving might be found among 
Brethren young people generally. S. D. Gordon has said, 



"You can't do anything better than pray until you have 
prayed." Let us prove the truth of this statement during 
the days of February. 

It may be that your chuj'ch has no Endeavor Society. 
If this is the ease will you not see to it that the young peo- 
ple of the church are given charge of the evening service 
on February 8th or 29th, at which time the Life Work chal- 
lenge can be presented and an offering taken, for the sup- 
port of the chair of Religious Education at Ashland Col- 
lege? The pastor should be asked to preach a special Life 
Work message, and the young people on that special night 
might furnish the ushers, the choir, special music and all the 
program preliminary to the evening sermon. By addressing 
a letter to Hudson, Iowa in my name I am sure that I could 
furnish you with some ideas regarding the observance of 
"Life Work and Ashland College Night" — if you do not 
have an Endeavor Society. Of course if you have a society 
in your church the regular program can be carried out. 
Please let me hear from you if I can be of help. 
Yours for service, 
EDWIN BOARDMAN, Superintendent, 

Hudson, Iowa. 



Nappanee Plans for Christian Endeavor Week 



On request Miss Cora Culp, Field Worker of Northern 
Indiana, who was recently re-elected president of her home 
society, wrote concerning Nappanee 's plans for Christian 
Endeavor Week. On account of evangelistic meetings in 
the church the celebration will be deferred one week. 

On Sunday night we plan to begin with a real conse- 
cration meeting. We expect to use the topic — "What does 
our pledge require?" The program will be conducted by 
the president. 

On Monday night all the Endeavorers Avill visit some 
neighboring society. We earnestly hope to attend a society 
smaller than our own in order that we may help to strength- 
en and stimulate them along the lines where their need is 
greatest. 

Tuesday night will be fellowship night. Our Social 
Committee, consisting of sixteen live wire members will con- 
duct the program. To this meeting we expect to invite 
three other Christian Endeavor Societies of the town. Along 
with them will be the society of the Christian church at 
Wakarusa. Last fall eighty of our members visited this 
place. 

Wednesday night is to be Ashland College night. The 
Ashland College students of Nappanee with the aid of the 



pastor, who is one of them, have agreed to "whoop-er up for 
Ashland." In making our budget up for the year allow- 
ance was made for our Ashland College olfering. Of course 
we naturally expect to outstrip the required amount and 
send that to Ashland also. 

"Church Loyalty" Avill be the theme Thursday evening. 
This being our regular prayer meeting night the pastor and 
prayer meeting committee will assume the responsibility of 
rendering the program. 

An excellent program is being prepared by the Inter- 
mediates and Juniors for the Friday evening session. This 
part of the week ought to be one of encouragement, both to 
the Senior as well as the Junior Endeavor societies. 

No meeting Saturday night. 

Sunday night will be Decision Night. Coming at the 
end of a week's effort a climax will be reached in appealing 
for Life Work Recruits. The need of recruits is pressing 
and all due encouragement will be given to enlist our re- 
quired number and more. 

In addition to directing these activities Miss Culp con- 
tinues to visit the societies of the district. She hopes to see 
all of them in a high state of efficiency by the time of the 
district convention in March at Nappanee. 

J. A. GARBER. 



SEND ALL MONEY FOR 

General Home, Kentucky and 

Foreign Missions to 



MISSIONS 



WIIilAM A. GEAUHART 
General Missionary Secretary 
906 Conover Bldg., Dayton, O. 



NOTICE 

"State Missions" 

All contributions for state missions should 
be sent to your state secretary. That is, the 
apportionment assessed for each church for 
state work. 

"Home And Foreign Missions" 

All contributions for home and foreign mis- 
sions should be sent to the General Mission- 
ary Secretary, William A. Gearhart, 906 
Conover Building, Dayton, Ohio. If you for- 
get the address, just write Dayton, Ohio, and 
it will reach me. 

"White Gift Ofiferings" 

All contributions for the WHITE GIFT 
FUND should be sent to the secretary of the 
National Sunday School Association, Albert 
Trent, Johnstown, Pennsylvania. 

Pastors and superintendents of Sunday 
Schools should know what the White Gift 
Offering is for, and see that no pledges made 
at Winona Lake for the Kentucky -Brork, or 



Home Guard pledges, are included in this of- 
fering, for the White Gift offering, is not in- 
tended primarily for mission purposes, but 
for the National Sunday School Association 
which contributes $1000.00 per year to the 
Kentucky missions, $1000.00 for the Chair 
of Religious Education at Ashland College, 
and the balance for the expenses and work 
of said Association. 

We are endeavoring to divide the contri- 
butions which arc sent either to Brother 
Trent or myself as nearly as possible in the 
way which we think you intended it should 
he done, however if you find that it has not 
been done as you wanted it, when you see 
the reports in the Evangelist, you can make 
it known and correction will be cheerfully 
made. 

Kentucky slides are not engaged far ahead, 
wish the churches. Christian Endeavor Socie- 
ties or some organization would ask for them. 
WILLIAM A. GEAEHAET 
General Missionary Secretary, 
906 Conover Bldg., Dayton, O. 



Isolated But Deeply Interested 

Sister Mary Schisler Messenger, of Trout 
Lake, Washington, writes that she is isolated 
and that her family is the only Brethren 
family living at this place, Sunnyside church 
being their nearest. She states in her letter 
that they are deeply interested in church 
work and especially, in the Kentucky Moun- 
tain missions. 

She proves the above statement by send- 
ing us a money order for $53.15 for the Ken- 
tucky work at Krypton. She conducted a mis- 
sionary bazaar, and the following are some 
of the contributors: 

Mrs. Ellen Schisler Flickinger, Boardman, 
Oregon. 

Mrs. H. S. Boardman, Boardman, Oregon. 

Mr. B. r . Miller, Fredonia, Kansas. 

Mrs. Sadia MeCune and father, Loraine, 
Illinois. 

Mrs. Lora Cheeney, Portland, Oregon. 

Mr. R. T. Caslow, Portland, Oregon. 

Mr. John Siders, Astoria, Illinois. 

Mrs. Mary Schisler, Astoria, Illinois. 



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Mrs. Lova Schisler, Astoria, Illinois. 

Mrs. Susan Lehman, Astoria, Illinois. 

Mrs. Rebecca Mummert, Astoria, Illinois. 

Mrs. Wayne Wherley, Astoria, Illinois. 

Mrs. Lela Wherley, Lewistown, Illinois. 

Mrs. Chas. Sparts, Basil, Kansas. 

Mrs. Millie Messenger, Manhattan, Kansas. 

Miss Mary Pence, Limestone, Tenn. 

Mrs. O. W. Clemmer, LaVerne, Calif. 

Mrs. G. C. Carpenter, Peru, Indiana. 

Mrs. W. 8. Bagley, Somonank, Illinois. 

Sears & Roebuck, Seattle, Washington. 

Mr. E. T. Messenger, Trout Lake, Wash- 
ington. 

Mrs. Mary Messenger, Trout Lake, Wash- 
ington. 

Also a number of Trout Lake friends. 

We trust all these dear people will be 
blessed in their giving, for the Lord has said 
"It is more blessed to give than to Re- 
ceive. ' ' 
From The Children: 

Miss Marion Watt, age eight, and Zelda 
MacLennan, age nine, both living in Wash- 
ington, D. C. have saved their pennies until 
they have accumulated five dollars each and 
have sent it to me to be used to cheer the 
hearts of our missionaries. 

I wonder if we can realize what sacrifices 
these little folks have made in giving their 
money to the Lord's work. It makes the 
grown-up folks feel ashamed sometimes, to 
have the children do such noble work but the 
Good Book says, "A little child shall lead 
them ' ' and we trust this example of our 
little folks will spur us to greater sacrifices 
in order that the gospel may be proclaimed 
to the whole world. 

Another example of children's support of 
missionary work: The Primary and Junior 
department of the Sunday school of the First 
Brethren church of Los Angeles is support- 
ing Miss Marguerite Gribble, the little mis- 



sionary of Africa. She is the daughter of 
Brother and Sister Gribble. 

Let us all, old and young, do our best to 
spread the glad tidings of salvation to the 
lost world as soon as possible, for we have 
been too negligent in the past, many of us, 
and what will we say to our Master, when 
wo are to give an account of our steward- 
ship. 

Easter is not so far away and as this is 
the time when we make our drive for for- 
eign missions, it is important that we begin 
to think, pray, and plan for the biggest for- 
eign mission offering that our church has 
ever lifted. 

WILLIAM A. GEARHART. 



WHITE GIFTS— COMING SPLENDIDLY 

The following White Gift offerings have 
been received since last report: 

Cerro Gordo, Ills., $ 13.71 

Brush Vallev, Pa., 5.00 

Carleton, Neb., 87.88 

Meyersdale, Pa., 82.00 

Gretna, Ohio, 35.34 

Listie, Pa., 5.87 

Martinsburg, Pa., 3.50 

Third Bretrren, Johnstown, Pa., 25.79 

Compton Ave., Los Angeles, Cal., . . . 25.50 

Portis, Ivans., 14.20 

Uniontown, Pa., 60.00 

Homerville, Ohio, 6.41 

Ripon, Cal., 15.40 

La Verne, Cal., 250.00 

Quiet Dell, Pa., 5.00 

Maurertown, Va., 114.165 

Spokane, Wash., 47.80 

Lanark, Ills., 112.57 

Bethel, Ind., 65.00 

Gravelton, Ind., 5.00 

North Georgetown, Ohio, 9.20 



Limestone, Tenn., 30.72 

Mexico, Ind., 65.00 

Summit Mills Pa., 45.10 

Peru, Ind., 12.80 

Fairview, Ohio, (Additional) 1.00 

Warsaw, Ind., 29.15 

Altoona, Pa., 31.67 

Pittsburgh, Pa., 62.03 

Tiosa, Ind., 5.00 

Leon, Iowa, 8.00 

Total, $1280.29 

Previously Reported, $ 953.69 

Grand Total, to date, $2244.98 

This prompt and generous response from our 
schools for the work of our Association is 
gratefully appreciated. 

You will note that up to this time the La 
Verne school of California has contributed 
the largest offering, $250.00. 

The fine offering of $47.80 from the mission 
school in Spokane is certainly worthy of spe- 
cial mention. So far, 14 schools have sent in 
contributions that had not paid anything to 
this work last year. 

May I call the attention of the schools that 
have not yet sent in their offering, that all 
White Gift offerings should be sent to the 
writer and not to Brother Gearhart. About a 
dozen schools have forwarded their contribu- 
tions to the General Missionary Secretary, 
this adds more work on him as well as addi- 
tional postage in mailing them to the writ- 
er; there is also danger in getting us con- 
fused as to what particular account the offer- 
ing is really intended to be credited, for some 
are not very explicit on this point. 

Jan. 12th, 1920. 

ALBERT TRENT, 
General Secretary- Treasurer. 



NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



MORRILL, KANSAS 

Having submitted but one or two reports to 
the readers of the Evangelist since taking up 
the work here a year ago last fall I suppose 
many are wondering how everything goes at 
Morrill. We are still on the job and our ef- 
forts have been blessed in the strengthening 
of the work in many respects. When the re- 
ports go in for the closing of the Four Year 
Program we want to be among the list of 
churches that can rejoice because we have 
been instrumental in helping to win ' ' VIC- 
TORY" for 1920. The reports at the close of 
the year from the Sunday, school. Christian 
Endeavor, Women's Mis.sionary Society, and 
Sisterhood of Mary and Martha were most 
gratifying. 

Our plans for a campaign for souls in tho 
fall of 1918 were shattered by that monstej 
that was so frequently seen in our last year re- 
ports — influenza, but when the Lord put us on 
our feet again we immediately began our 
pleas for such a campaign this winter. We 
were very fortunate in securing the services 
of Dr. W. S. Bell for the month of December. 
Those days of refreshing and real spiritual 
food for the inner man are now history. This 
time the fuel situation almost closed our doors 
but owing to the fact that many of the good 
men of the church were willing to spend twe 
days in the timber with saws and axes we 
were allowed to continue. The first two weeks 
of the meeting the roads were blocked with 
snow with the thermometer registering below 
zero, yet we cannot complain for the Lord 
gave us a great victory. Brother Bell is a 
man that preaches the whole Gospel in a 
clear and convincing manner and such preach- 
ing is always fruitful. In all twenty-five con- 
fessed their faith in the blessed Christ. Of 
this number all but one have been received 
into the church, one was received by baptism 
last summer, making twenty-five additions 



since our last report with one awaiting bap- 
tism. We rejoice and praise God for this vic- 
tory. The future looks bright for the Breth- 
ren at Morrill. We hope to be able an an- 
nounce some of our plans for greater advance- 
ment in the near future. 

At the Christmas season the pastor and 
family were remembered with a fat purse and 
many other gifts of real value. These things 
make the burdens easier and we are truly 
thankful for them and especially for the spir- 
it that prompted the givers. We ask that the 
readers continue to remember the work and 
the workers at Morrill when they talk with 
God. Let us all strive together to make this 
tlie Victory Year for the Brethren church. 
A. E. WHITTED. 



HOMERVILLE, OHIO 

Some time has elapsed since any report has 
made its appearance in the Evangelist con- 
cerning this work. This is not because there 
has been nothing to report but rather because 
it has been neglected. First and foremost we 
are glad to report that since conference time 
there has been five confessions made, two of 
those making the stand having been baptised 
and received into full fellowship, and the 
other three are awaiting baptism. All of these 
are young people and it is hoped that before 
the spring time there will be numerous others 
to make the same stand as these. We are 
now conducting a revival on a small scale 
preaching evangelistic sermons on Saturday 
and Sunday evenings, *ith the morning ser- 
vice devoted to instruction. Our prayer is 
that God may. work in the hearts of men and 
bring them to the feet of Jesus. 

At our fall communion the attendance was 
gratifying, there being about 90 percent of 
the membership present. On November 18th 
Dr. Jacobs went with us and preached at the 



morning service. This is Dr. Jacobs' home 
church, his father having been pastor here for 
many years. He spoke in the interest of the 
college and the result was apparent when four 
weeks later Brother Beachler and myself made 
the canvass for college endowment. I will not 
make the report of this for Brother Beachler 
will do that. Suffice to say that we feel proud 
of the showing that Homerville made, consid- 
ering the fact that her working membership 
is thirty-five. 

This report would not be complete should 
we leave out the mention of the splendid man- 
ner in which the members came to Ashland in 
November and loaded up the pastor's cellar 
with good things to eat. Not only were we 
glad for the material gifts but also for the 
spirit of good cheer that came with the twen- 
ty-six people who made the trip in autos. It 
is such experiences as this that makes life just 
a little more worth living and the bonds of 
love between pastor and people just a little 
closer. 

Brethren, pray for this little flock that it 
may be a blessing to that community. 

FRED C. VANATOR. 



FLORA, INDIANA 
After being in charge of the Flora church 
now for three months naturally we have a few 
things to say concerning the work here. We 
had heard a great many good things about 
Flora before coming here, but now after three 
months on the field we are forced to say, that 
half had never been told. We found the 
work here in fine shape, our predecessors had 
built wisely and well. We found as fine a 
class of people as can be found anywhere. 
They not only believe in the church and her . 
claims but they also believe in living their re- 
ligion and making it practical in their every, 
day life. We are doing our best to make this 



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a real victory year, every goal we have tried 
to reach so far in the Four Year Program has 
been reached and we are conlideut of reaching 
them all before conference. We have gone 
"over the top" in every offering so far and 
expect to go over in all the rest as we come 
to them. The Evangelist has been put on the 
budget for the third year and in this way we 
hope to keep the entire membership in touch 
with the work of the brotherhood. The at- 
tendance at different services of the church 
has been of the best. The Sunday school un- 
der the efficient leadership of Brother Lee 
Myor and his able corps of workers is making 
splendid progress. We have one of the finest 
groups of teachers and officers that I have 
over worked with. Recently we have reorgan- 
ized the Christian Endeavor and expect soon 
to have a Christian Endeavor Society second 
to none. The church, Sunday school, Christian 
Endeavor, Woman's Missionary Society, Sis- 
terhood and every department of the church is 
doing its work in a very acceptable way. The 
Flora church in the past has gained quite a 
reputation for sending out a number of min- 
isters in the work at different places, and she 
is maintaining that reputation, for just re- 
cently Brother Sylvester Whetstone was called 
and ordained to the ministry and has already 
taken up the work at Teegarden, Indiana. 
Brother Whetstone has proved himself in the 
past a workman that needeth not to be 
ashamed, and Teegarden is to be congratu- 
lated in securing him for their pastor. We 
bespeak for him a very succesful pastorate. 

Just recently we had a "Gospel Team" 
from the college with us for eight days. It 
certainly did us good to see a group of young 
men so earnest, interested and enthusiastic 
about the work of the kingdom. They cer- 
tainly made a fine impression on the people 
here and were a credit to the college. Sev- 
eral young people are looking toward Ashland 
because of their stay, here. Come again boys, 
we will be glad to have you. The church 
here being in harmony with the work of the 
different conferences and trying to follow 
their advice is sending its pastor to hold a 
three weeks' meeting at Teegarden the last 
week in January and the first two in Febru- 
ary. We are hoping and praying for a great 
meeting at that time. Oh yes, we very nearly 
forgot to mention it. Soon after our coming 
here the church had a reception for us, I was 
going to say, the usual reception, but it was 
not. We never saw anything like it before. 
Going to the church one evening, as we sup- 
posed to an ordinary reception, they put one 
oyer on us and it took several trips the next 
day with a "Henry" to haul everything 
home Also at Christmas we were very kind- 
ly remembered by old Santa. It is needless for 
us to say that the future is very bright for 
Flora, and we believe that the next few years 
will see great things accomplished for the 
Lord at Flora. We covet the prayers and 
good wishes of all God's children everywhere. 
W. E. THOMAS. 



NEW PARIS, INDIANA. 

Since writing you about our dedication 
service of our church and the ordination ser- 
vice of our pastor, W. J. Duker, we have 
been having splendid services. The Lord is 
with us and blessing us in our efforts for 
Him, and we are looking forward to doing 
greater service for Him each week. 

At our regular quarterly business meeting 
this week the church adopted a set of rules 
from which we shall govern our church in 
all of its activities. This brings about a defi- 
nite understanding between all members as 
to just how each office and etc. is eared for. 
We feel that these rules will be of much 
good to the church. We then had our church, 
junday School and Woman's Missionary So- 
dociety treasurer's reports which totaled a 
balance of $364.14. Probably the best reports 
ever given at our church. 

We then elected our regular church of- 
ficers and one more deacon. We had one dea- 



con, Brother Smoker who came from the 
Goshen church, and our selection of another 
resulted in the call of D. E. Kaser, a good 
and upright man, well qualified for the re- 
quirements of a deacon. Brother Mclnturff 
was with us and with the assistance of our 
pastor, ordained Brother Kaser before the 
close of this service. 

We had a splendid day when we took up 
our Thanksgiving Home Mission offering 
which amounted to $444.18. The Woman's 
aneo of 39. And with our little program at 
Christmas we took our White Gift offering 
which amounted to $45.65 with an attend- 
Missionary Society gave $20 included in 
these two offerings. They are getting along 
fine with their work. 

We are now making arrangements for a 
revival meeting which we hope to hold in the 
near future. May we have the interest in 
your prayers that this meeting may result in 
many souls won to Jesus. 

MES. FEANK EOSCOE, 
Corresponding Secretary. 



FIRST BRETHREN CHURCH, LOS AN- 
GELES, CALIFORNIA. 

After some delay because of illness we 
again come to you with some news of the 
work of the Lord as it has been carried on 
in our midst. Since our last letter there has 
been one conversion and one received by let- 
ter. Every service has been as evangelistic 
as possible and the pastor allows no oppor-. 
tunity to pass without an invitation to the 
people to accept the Savior. There is quite 
a lot of good material in sight and some of 
this we hope to reach for the kingdom dur- 
ing the present year. While this is true, yet 
we must say that Brother Jennings is very 
conservative and uses no undue influence nor 
makes any unwise appeals to induce people 
to unite with the church. Our pastor is meet- 
ing with fine success and has the respect 
and love not only of his parishioners but of 
outsiders also. The people are pleased with 
his sermons and one series deserves special 
mention — a series of sermons delivered on 
succeeding Sunday mornings on the topic: 
"The Diety of Christ." 

During the year 1919 the membership nob- 
ly responded to all the appeals of the pastor 
not only in giving money for the use of the 
local church work and for our various bene- 
volences, but also in service in the church. 
Some instances we now recall as in the case 
of some members who accepted the responsi- 
bility of teaching a class in the Bible School 
on Sunday morning. And they have been 
found in their places every session of the 
school ready to carry on their parts of the 
work. We may also mention that a spirit ot 
good fellowship prevails and there is perfect 
harmony among all the membership and 
among all the ones set forward as leaders in 
the church and in its auxiliaries. 

The standards of the Sunday school are 
being kept up well. Even in the tent in 
which we are compelled to worship during 
the erection of our new church edifice the 
interest and attendance at all services is be- 
ing maintained. January 11th we recorded 
the best attendance in the Bible school we 
have had for many months — 152. 

The foundation of our new church is about 
completed. When it was determined last 
year to erect a new building it was thought 
at first that $15,000 would perhaps be suf- 
ficient or nearly so, but as materials went up 
in price and labor demanded better prices 
also it was found to be insufficient. When 
the architect finally had the plans ready for 
bids, the lowest bid was over $24,000. Since 
that there has been further advances in 
prices which will have to be met, so that 
the writer is informed the total cost will be 
somewhere between $25,000 and $30,000. All 
are anxiously watching the progress of the 
builders and are looking forward to the new 
opportunities and the new responsibilities the 
completed structure will bring to us. 

During the year 1919 there were forty ad- 
ditions to the church. All the goals of the 



Four Year Program were reached except one. 
That is the S. S. C. E. or what is now we 
believe, "The Woman's Missionary So- 
ciety. ' ' An earnest effort is to be made to 
reach that goal this year. 

Brother and Sister Jennings desire to 
thank their many friends throughout the bro- 
therhood for their prayers and the warm in- 
terest they have manifested in the work 
here. All the interest that has been shown in 
any way is deeply appreciated by them. This 
will save Brother Jennings writing a num- 
ber of letters to persons who have shown, a 
heartfelt interest in his success here. 

As has been our custom, the annual busi- 
ness meeting and election of off'icers was held 
on New Year's Day with a splendid supper 
in the evening between sessions. All the of- 
ficers of the Bible School were re-elected and 
a vote of thanks given them for faithful ser- 
vice during the year just closed. 

May our Father abundantly bless us dur- 
ing 1'j20I 

Yours in the love of Jesus, 
4910 Wadsworth St. A. P. REED. 



HOLLINS, VIRGINIA 

I had programmed a two weeks' meeting 
a HoUins, Virginia six miles from Eoanoke, 
but on account of the good interest at Eitt- 
man, Ohio, the brethren would not consent 
for me to close the meeting in time for me 
to fulfill my obligation with this church. I 
had expected to begin the meeting the 11th 
of December but I was detained so that I be- 
gan it almost a week later and I preached 
only eight days. Brother Patterson, their 
pastor, began the meeting the 11th, and my 
brother, J. S. Bowman, preached for them 
Saturday night and over the first Sunday 
and I arrived on Tuesday the ISth and closed 
the meeting the 23rd and arrived home the 
24th, the day before Christmas. 

I was glad to be home a week as I had 
only been home four days since the middle 
of September. 

I left home the 3rd of January and I am 
now at Fremont, Ohio, helping one of the 
dearest sons I have in the Lord, namely Bro- 
ther Oberholzer. We started in here with the 
thermometer four below zero. I have preached 
here three nights and the congregations 
have been increasing every night. We will 
give the report 'of the meeting here later. 

At Hollins we found the work in good con- 
dition for a revival. They had the church in 
a good spiritual condition and had four 
valuable confessions when I got into the har- 
ness. The interest continued to increase. The 
first night we had a number of confessions 
so that in one week we had seventeen more, 
making 21 confessions during the entire 
meeting. 

Had it not been for the holidays we would 
have continued for several weeks more, but 
we all agreed that it was best to close the 
meeting and enter upon a greater campaign 
next fall if the Lord so wills. 

The last night of the meeting several bre- 
thren came some 15 or 20 miles to see me 
and gave a special invitation to come and 
dedicate their new church in April and hold 
them a revival. 

If I can properly adjust my future en- 
gagements I may do so. I found this church 
at Hollins in a splendid working condition, 
a small country church built in a wealthy 
neighborhood, in perfect unity and with one 
of the best men in the south as their pastor. 
He preaches twice every Sunday and runs a 
truck farm of five acres, besides doing some 
work for his neighbors. This church is near 
the home of Brother and Sister Ed. Ninin- 
gers, also near the old Christ Nininger farm. 
He was a splendid man and a preacher in 
our church. Several of his children are pro- 
minent members of the church. 

They have a small country church and the 
membership is not large, and while they do 
not expect a very large ingathering at any 
one meeting because of the limitations of the 
field, yet they have already outgrown their 
house and epect to enlarge it and to equip 



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it for a modern Sunday school and to accomo- 
date a larger audience. 

I expect a continual and solid growth un- 
til this little church will become one of tht 
strongest in Southern Virginia. 

Our dear Brother Wood was there one 
night and had expected to attend more fre- 
quently but on account of sickness was un- 
able to do so. 

I was very glad to meet with my Brother 
J. S. Bowman, who has been a successful 
school teacher for more than 20 years and al- 
so has been a successful evangelist and pas- 
tor. It seems to me he should give his time 
wholly to the ministry but he thinks other- 
wise. He was with me four days in the meet- 
ing. Surely there could be done a noble work 
in the valey of Virginia and especially in 
this southern part of the state if one could 
put a few months of hard work as an evan- 
gelist in this field. The same is true of Ken- 
tucky. Surely the harvest is ripe but the la- 
borers are few. 

Pray for our work here at Fremont. From 
here I go to Buckeye City, Ohio. 

ISAAC D. BOWMAN. 



RITTMAN, OHIO 

I went from Columbus to Ashland and had 
a very enjoyable visit with Brother J. Allen 
Miller and family and also met other friends 
there. The ne.xt day, Sunday, Brother Miller 
and I went to Eittman. We opened fire and 
the crowds began to come almost from the 
beginning. 

The first week 1 preached prophecy until the 
house was crowded to the door. We had to 
get extra chairs, then a number of extra 
benches, until more than a hundred extra 
seats were filled and several nights they did 
not accommodate the people. 

When we left the preaching of prophecy and 
took up more directly evangelistic sermons 
there was a temporary lull. But the crowds 
gradually began to increase till everything 
was crowded again. Then the bad roads and 
stormy weather hindered the country people. 
All in all we had great crowds for our people 
at Eittman. 

Brother Miller nobly stood by the work al- 
though be could only be there over Sunday. 
We were somewhat handicapped because he 
was not with us and I did not know any of 
the people. 

The field I found to be a very peculiar one. 
Several hundred preachers did not do the fair 
thing- there, and hindered the work. But the 
splendid little bunch of Brethren under the 
leadership of dear Brother Miller largely 
bridged over the evils of the bad preachers 
before I began the meeting. 

There is a great mixture of faiths in the 
town. The salt works and paper mills have 
brought a great variety of people to this 
place. Amish, Swiss, Mennonites, American 
Mennonites, ' ' Coffee potters, " " Come-out- 
ers," Catholics, Lutherans, Evangelicals, 
United Brethren, Presbyterians, Baptists, etc., 
etc. besides dunkards and Brethren. 

I suppose the town has never been so stirred 
up before but there is not a church of any 
kind that practices immersion in the town. 
There is a general mixture of religions but 
only three church buildings in the town — 
Catholic, United Brethren and Presbyterian. 

We had two great difficulties to overcopie 
in fact three. First, to get such a mixture 
to attend his church. In this we succeeded 
above the highest expectations of our little 
faithful band of workers. Second, to convince 
them of the doctrines of the Brethren church. 
Some never heard of trine immersion, feet- 
washing and the Lord.'s supper. In this we did 
not succeed as well as we would have liked. 
But we pounded away, on doctrine as best 
we could and convinfied some. 

1 am very, sure we could have done far bet- 
ter along this line had we a place to baptize 
and at each baptismal service would have 
driven the doctrine home. We had to take 
them over 30 miles to Ashland to have them 
baptized. 



Third, as we only worshipped in a hall and 
there were two denominations that had good 
churches in the town, this also was a handi- 
cap. But in spite of it all we had what I 
think was a great meeting considering all the 
difficulties we had to encounter. Several were 
opposed by parents. Others were written not 
to join our church and still others were vis- 
ited as soon as they became under conviction 
and made to promise to join another church. 
But in spite of it all we had twenty-six con- 
fessions and will receive into membership 
more than half of them. Ten or twelve were 
baptized already and one taken in from the 
Church of the Brethren and others will be 
baptized. No doiibt dear Brother Miller will 
give a more accurate account of the addi- 
tions. 

They have bought a lot and have it paid 
for and will build a church soon. This will 
greatly relieve their difficulties and will 
cause this mission point to become a strong 
Brethren church. There are a number of the 
Church of the Brethren who are heartily in 
.sympathy with us. Also some who have joined 
the Presbyterians who required trine immer- 
sion. Some of these attended our church and 
would have joined had we had a church. Some 
of their children joined at this meeting, and 
once we get a building I believe we will be- 
come a strong church in the town. Brother 
J. Allen Miller, their pastor, is doing splen- 
did work for them and they all love him and 
his careful Bible teaching is leading many of 
them in the way of all truth. Considering the 
field and the peculiarities we believe this is 
the best meeting we have held this year in 
popularizing the whole Gospel in a community.. 

I .am writing this letter on the train bound 
for Virginia, where I will hold a short meet- 
ing up to, and perhaps including the holidays. 
Then I will go home for a few days and then 
return to Ohio for another compaign. I want 
to say in closing this article, we have a splen- 
did little band of faithful Brethren here. The 
expenses of the meeting was considerably 
over $200. They feared the expenses some- 
what, but the day the meeting closed Brother 
Miller said the public offerings has come with- 
in fifty dollars of covering all expenses and 
he said in the morning service all who wanted 
to help to make that up could do so. And in 
a few minutes they had $116 promised besides 
the regular offering both morning and night. 
So they made all expenses and have some left 
in the treasury. The people fed me well, and 
I had my home at Brother Holmes, one of the 
finest places I ever stopped. We stayed a lit- 
tle more than four weeks and the interest 
kept deepening to the very last and while we 
stayed three days longer than we expected, I 
believe another week would have added quite 
a number more to the church. 

ISAAC D. BOWMAN. 



The meetings were held by the Richer 
evangelistic party. These people made many 
friends in Sidney and will not be forgotten 
soon. They, measured up to our expectation 
in every way. The music of the revival will 
mean much to the Sidney church. Brother 
Harry knows his business as an evangelistic 
singer. The three weeks were of real enjoy- 
ment although much of the time we had zero 
weather and many people suffering with colds 
even to the evangelistic party themselves. 
Working with the Eichers is just like working 
with our own people. They are congenial, 
reasonable and qualified to biing to a congre- 
gation powerful messages, enforced and driv- 
en to the heart by the inspiration of the spe- 
cial music of each service. May God bless the 
Eichers in the work of saving souls. 

We closed the meeting with a communion 
service. It was the largest Sidney has had 
for several years. We observed Decision Day 
in the Sunday school during the meeting and 
the Sunday preceding our revival we held Ral- 
ly, and Promotion Day Service. It was a fine 
service and a large attendance was present. 
Sunday before Eally Day we observed Thanks- 
giving and took the Thanksgiving offering. 
This did not measure up to what we had 
hoped for, but was good for the number of 
people present. The day was stormy and but 
a few people were present. The revival inter- 
fered with our White Gift offering but that 
will be received now soon. The work here 
has a general good outlook for the coming 
year. 

Wc are now entering upon the new year's 
activities. But we are still breathing some of 
the Christmas atmosphere of the old year. 
Santa was unusually good this year. The Col- 
lege Corner folks remembered us with a gen- 
eral surprise of good things to eat and other 
tokens of gratitude. When we were ready to 
leave the old Maxwell found it had very much 
of a load but even the car was cheerful under 
the responsibility of delivering "the surprise. 
We find these people a good-hearted apprecia- 
tive people. But Santa did not forget us at 
other places and came in every few days be- 
fore and after Christmas. This all expresses 
the good will and friendship of those with, 
whom wc have worked and also those with 
whom we are now working. May God bless 
them all in the work of the Kingdom. 

L. A. MYERS. 



SIDNEY, INDIANA, BRETHREN CHURCH 

It has been some time since the readers of 
this paper have had any. news from Sidney. 
Nevertheless the work is still going on. It is 
much more inspiring now than it was last 
year about this time. Several attempts were 
made to hold a revival, but each time the 
"flu" stepped in and said no. But it is not 
.so this year. I think we are all glad the 
" flu " has kept as far in the distance as it 
has this year and hope it will remain just 
where it is. 

We began our revival meeting the 30th of 
November and continued for three weeks. This 
led us up to the Sunday before Christmas. 
We had one of the best meetings Sidney had 
had. There were 32 came by confession, let- 
ter and relation. There will also be a few that 
will come into the church through the influ- 
ence of the meeting that did not come direct- 
ly in the meeting. Twenty-two have already 
been received. Others are awaiting baptism. 
We have organized a Christian Endeavor So- 
ciety and a Junior Society both of which 
have been doing fine. These were organized 
the last week night of the meeting. 
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where their lives are gripped by this great 
truth and absorbed in it. Brother Bench's 
evangelistic messages were well received; 
sane, practical, and extremely loyal to the 
teachings of the Book. During these days of 
refreshing seven souls were added to the body 
of believers. It was a great pleasure to labor 
with Brother Bench who has been a spiritual 
father to me, for it was during his pastorate 
at the old home at Mexico that Mrs. Grisso 
and myself united with the church and it was 
at his hands that I was ordained to the gos- 
pel ministry. 

I was privileged to preach in his church 
three times, and he is doing a great work. 
My prophecy is. South Bend will soon have 
to build larger or swarm. 

Tiosa, Indiana 

Tiosa is still on the map, though difficult 
to locate. But once found you will have 
found as loyal a bunch of Brethren as there 
is in the brotherhood. It was here that I 
began my ministry sixteen years ago, and was 
pastor for two years. Here I received my 
first confessions, baptized my first applicants, 
preached my first funeral, and performed my 
first marriage ceremony. So it is a real plea- 
sure to me to come back and preach the gos- 
pel to these good people once more. Two 
weeks of evangelistic effort in December re- 
sulted in five persons taking their stand for 
Christ and the church. These all came the 
last day of the meeting. We should have 
continued, but weather conditions being un- 
favorable we hope to reap later from our 
sowing. At this writing we are at Center 
Chapel in the midst of a revival. Here I 
preached my first sermon, and held several re- 
vival meetings in years past. The field is 
well gleaned, but the Lord is going to give us 
some souls during these days, we are quite 
confident. Our young Brother K. B. Bonk is 
the new pastor, is liked by his people and is 
aiding us veiy materially, in the campaign. 
We are having a crowded house at each ser- 
vice. May the blessings of our common 
Lord be upon us all, and keep us very dili- 
gent and faithful in his service until ne 
comes. C. C. GBISSO. 



FROM HALLANDALE, FLORIDA 

The Union church of Hallandale was a 
scene of unusual interest and attraction on 
Tuesday evening, December 30, when Brother 
Daniel Crofford and wife, both well known 
to the older members of our brotherhood, cele- 
brated their golden wedding anniversary. 
Brother and Sister Crofford came to Hallan- 
dale nine years ago from Johnstown, Penn- 
sylvania, leaving there a wide circle of 
friends and acquaintances, and have added to 
that another large circle of faithful and true 
friends. 

For fifty years Brother and Sister Crofford 
have walked side by side, hand in hand, shar- 
ing life's joys and sorrows, life's sunshine 
and shadows, life's prosperities and adversi- 
ties. His happiness was her happiness. His 
sorrows and sufferings were here also. In 
prosperity she enjoys with him his successes. 
If adversity comes, she stands by him just as 
faithfully, to share his reverses. 

Their home, though commodious, w,as not 
large enough for the occasion, for all must en- 
joy their celebration, so the church was chos- 
en instead. It was tastefully decorated in 
white and gold crepe paper ribbons with ferns 
and golden rod. 

Promptly at 8:30 P. M., to the strains of 
the wedding march, the fifty-year bride and 
groom, preceded by Rev. Carl of the Swedish 
Lutheran church, and followed by their son 
Bashor, and daughter Minnie of Pittsburgh, 
and the bride's sister, Mrs. Myers with her 
husband, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 
marched up the aisle and passed beneath the 
arch and marriage bell to the seats prepared 
for them. 

Rev. Carl read a short Scripture lesson 
from Proverbs, prayed the divine blessing on 
the happy, pair, and then in a short talk paid 



a beautiful tribute to the lives of usefulness 
and faithfulness led by Brother and Sister 
Crofford. 

A short musical program of solos and duets 
both vocal and instrumental, was rendered, 
and a reading given by Mrs. Barlow, an Eng- 
lish lady said to be over eighty years of age. 
Calm and self-possessed, she recited with all 
the ease and grace of a young woman, after 
which Rev. Carl gave a substantial evidence 
of the respect and esteem in which the twice 
wedded pair are held, in the presentation of 
five ten dollar gold pieces from the Ladies' 
Aid and other friends. Many other useful 
and valuable gifts had already been received. 

Congratulations were then in order, fol- 
lowed by refreshments, and Brother Crofford 
and wife returned to their home, followed by 
the good wishes of treir friends, and the hope 
that they may live to enjoy many more hap- 
py wedding anniversaries in this life, and a 
glad reunion over there, where happiness is 
never marred by sorrow and sunshine never 
overcast with shadow. 

LAURA E. N. HEDRICK. 



GARWIN, IOWA 

While there have not been any reports re- 
cently from here we have not been hibernat- 
ing, even though the weather has been cold 
enough. As you will have noticed through 
Brother Beachler's report, he came on the job 
here but the weather, cornpicking, mud and 
some other things interfered, so he decided to 
come later when there would not be so many 
things to interfere. I certainly enjoyed my 
visit with him even though we could not do 
much toward endowment. You will hear more 
from here on that matter later. Our attend- 
ance all fall was good, but the weather broke 
up the roads the day we were to take our 
Home Mission offering and it became neces- 
sary to postpone it. We have taken an offer- 
ing and will send it when some who were not 
in attendance have been given a chance to 
contribute. An offering was taken to apply 
to the lighting plant in Kentucky. A Chris- 
tmas program was given that was pronounced 
by some to be the best given here. Even 
though there were a number of programs 
given by different churches we could not have 
accommodated any other persons without un- 
comfortable crowding. A community dinner 
was held in the basement of the church on 
New Years which was enjoyed by all and 
was well attended, even though a wedding 
near kept a number of our folks away who 
would otherwise have been there. Our at- 
tendance this winter has been splendid, espe- 
cially when the weather permitted. As we 
are strictly rural we cannot always plan as 
it is possible in the city churches, and carry, 
out those plans. 

The work of the church is in good shape, 
and we are planning for the summer when we 
can work to the best advantage. 

We would have reported sooner, but as the 
Editor was getting more material than he 
could print we thought we would help by not 
reporting so soon. We appreciate the Editor's 
advice in regard to making the reports short 
and more frequent. He could also have ap- 
plied that advice to sermons to a good advan- 
tage. We are glad to read of the progress 
that is being made throughout the brother- 
hood, and likewise desire the thoughts of the 
Brethren in our work here. 

FREEMAN ANKRUM. 



SUNNYSIDE, WASHINGTON 

In our last report, we mentioned our evan- 
gelistic campaign. It is now history. Brother 
A. V. KimmeU of Whittier, California, led us 
in this effort. His messages were strong, 
clear, instructive, interesting, uncompromising 
presentations of Bible truth! As a brother in 
Christ, he won his way into the hearts of the 
people at once. As a preacher, he won re- 
spect and audience immediately. From the 
very, first service, the church rallied to his 
leadership. We have never witnessed more 



favorable interest, attendance, and prospects 
during the first week of any meeting in which 
we had a part. Then the niei-cury began to 
fall! It was "unusual." For twenty years 
it had never behaved thus here. It went 
down until it touched 30. Some of you false 
optimists who theorize and say, "Blaming 
the weather is only trying to prove an alibi, ' ' 
ought to get out and buck the rain, mud, 
wind, and cold a few times and get your feet 
on the earth again. Well, fuel became scarce 
and we were asked to close when we were just 
entering the second week. We refused to do 
so as long as the dance, theatre, and secret 
societies continued to meet. But the last 3 
nights of the third week we voluntarily 
closed. Then we held two services on the last 
Sunday, the only church in town open. The 
results of the campaign in numbers was 13 
confessions, of which 10 have become mem- 
bers. Since the meeting, one aged man has 
become a member also. Yes, we triumphed 
in him amid great difficulties. 

Our ' ' January the First ' ' meeting was a 
big success. The largest attendance in its his- 
tory was secured. The business was ably 
transacted. Among the numerous items we 
report two. The church took a firm stand 
against, card playing, dancing, and theatre 
going. Mrs. Ira Alexander was elected as 
correspondent to the Evangelist. Hereafter 
she will report the church news. 

C. H. ASHMAN. 



RITTMAN, OHIO 

One of the latest organized churches of the 
Ohio conference is that at Rittman, Wayne 
county. Rittman is a growing town on the 
Erie railroad numbering perhaps 2000 people. 
It has two very excellent manufacturing en- 
terprises, namely. The Rittman Boxboard 
Company and the Salt and Chemical Works. 
These two concerns furnish splendid employ- 
ment opportunities. The entire surrounding 
country, is one of the finest Ohio Agricultural 
districts. I mention this to show the oppor- 
tunity for the church. Our people have not 
made a spasmodic effort. All along it has been 
the quiet and steady work of faithful and de- 
termined men and women. I am glad to be 
able to say that the members of the Brethren 
church at Rittman belong to the church for 
conviction's sake. They are as fine a group 
as can be found anywhere. And I believe 
constitute the foundation of a strong church 
in the years to come. 

According to pre-arranged plans Brother I. 
D. Bowman came to conduct an evangelistic 
meeting. He began on Sunday, November 
16th, and continued until December 14th, 
making four full weeks. The services were 
held in a hall on the second floor of a busi- 
ness block. Almost from the first the people 
began to come and many times the hall was 
filled to the limit. This was especially true 
of the Sunday services. 

The Brethren doctrines were new to very 
many of the people. But the plain teaching 
of the Word of God as given by Brother Bow- 
man won the respect of all. It has been said 
that Rittman is difficult to arouse by the 
preaching of the Gospel. But Brother Bow- 
man stirred the community. The results of 
the meeting were fine. The members of the 
church, and they certainly were faithful in 
attendance, were aroused to new efforts. The 
whole community received a spiritual uplift. 
There were twenty-five who made the great 
confession. Of this number sixteen have been 
baptized and one sister was received by rela- 
tion. Thus the Brethren church is much 
strengthened. This gives us over fifty mem- 
bers. Each of the otlier churches in the town 
received members as the result of our meet- 
ing. 

Brother Bowman won the esteem of the 
community. His preaching and teaching of 
the Word of God has made a strong appeal 
and we look for the fruit in the days to come. 
Mav God bless the dear Brethren who work in 
the" evangeUstic field. J. ALLEN MILLER. 



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Business Manager's Corner 

THE AGE or DELAY 

We do not pretend to know whetlier or 
not we are nearing the end of the age or of 
the dispensation, but we do know that we 
are living in the great ' ' age of delay. ' ' 
Trains are delayed on account of the great 
white blanket that is covering all the North 
Central States, and mails are delayed be- 
cause trains are not running on schedule, and 
business is delayed because of the failure of 
the arrival of the mails, and factories are 
delayed because of their inability to secure 
material, and material is delayed because of 
the great unrest in the labor world. Thus 
altogether the whole world is delayed in its 
business and even the church seems to be 
delayed in carrying forward its programs. 

It might be well for the entire world to 
make out a new schedule and then to make 
a sincere effort to live up to the schedule, 
for the old schedule has not been an entire 
success. 

The Atlantic City Conference 

When we wrote our last notes two weeks 
ago we announced that it was our intention 
to attend the Interchurch World Conference 
at Atlantic City and that after our return 
we would have something to say about the 
meeting. At that time it was not thought 
that any one from Ashland, except the 
writer, would be able to attend the confer- 
ence, but it later developed that Brother 
Baer could also attend, so we have not tried 
to steal any of his thunder, but will let 
him exercise his editorial prerogative and 
speak for himself concerning the great meet- 
ing, for it was a great meeting. It was a 
meeting of the greatest men and leaders of 
the American churches, as well as a meeting 
of some of the European religious leaders. 

While transacting a little business in one 
of the stores on the celebrated "board 
walk" the merchant said to the writer, "I 
have been in business here for a good many 
years and have seen a great many conven- 
tions in Atlantic City, but I said to one of 
my clerks this morning, ' ' This is the finest 
bunch of men I have ever seen going up and 
down the board walk.' " 

One could not help observing the type of 
men that constituted the body of the con- 
vention. They were brainy men, educated 
men and men of the deepest piety. They had 
not come to the conference to have a good 
time, nor to see or to be seen, but they had 
come on the "King's business," and they 
were busy about it. One could not sit in the 
crowded convention hall and sense the atmos- 
phere of the place, and rub elbows and sit 
jammed together with such men as John D. 
Rockefeller, Jr. for a half day at a time 
without knowing that the whole movement 
is to be taken seriously. And we are in it. It 
makes no difference whether we want to be 
in it or not, the movement is so all-com- 
prehensive that there is no escape. All Amer- 
ica must feel the impact of the movement, 
and we are sure that the more heartily we 
enter into the movement along with the 
other co-operating churches the more we will 
get out of it. 

The Evangelistic Campaign. 

Wo almost forgot that we are only the 
Business Manager of the Publishing House 
and had very nearly fallen back into our old 
editorial habits, but we hope you will forgive 
us for the slip. Yet we rather like to write 
things besides business once in awhile. But 
the business keeps us so busy we scarcely 
have the time. 

Since our last report the largest ehureh in 
the brotherhood has come in out of the cold 
and has won a plame on the Evangelist 
Honor Roll. This time it is Dayton, Ohio, the 
metropolis of the Miami valley, the valley of 
the Business Manager's boyhood, that has 
won this distinction. Dayton has not yet 
placed the Evangelist on its annual budget, 
but its energetic Evangelist representative, 
Eld. Wm. C. Teeter, a familiar name, that, 
has by personal solicitation secured enough 



subscriptions to win this place for his own 
beloved congregation, and we are quite sure 
his pastor. Eld. E. M. Cobb, rejoices over 
the victory. 

Then we have received a number of re- 
/lewals from churches that have now been 
on the Honor Roll from one to two years. 
Prof. E. G. Mason of West Salem writes, 
' ' Sure, our church will be on the Honor Roll 
for the third year, a revised list of names 
will be sent you shortly." Another brother 
from the far west writes, ' ' Our church has 
voted to continue the Evangelist in its bud- 
get for the third year. It is the greatest 
scheme hit upon to date. Keep it up, and 
don't drop a single name from our list. 
Thus the Eirst Brethren church of Los An- 
geles, California remains among the Honor 
churches of the brotherhood. Then Brother 
Lownian, pastor of the Fillmore, California 
Brethren church, not to be outdone by Broth- 
er Jennings' church of Los Angeles, writes, 
' ' The church has put the Evangelist on the 
budget for the second year, and I wish every 
church in the brotherhood could do it that 
way. I think the church paper is just as nec- 
essary for the church as a heating plant is. ' ' 
Thank you. Brother Lowman. If we had 
about two hundred pastors who would take 
that view of the matter our troubles would 
be largely, a thing of the past. You see Cal- 
ifornia is to the front this week; but still In- 
diana must be heard from once again. Broth- 
er Henderson of Clay City writes, "The Clay 
City church has included the Evangelist in 
its budget, and we expect it to be 100% list 
we send you for the third year." Let me 
shout it from the housetop, and if- 1 could get 
to the highest peak of the Rocky Mountains 
I would shout it so that every Brethren church 
in America might hear, "it is the thing to do, 
so why not do it now." The victory is al- 
ready ours, but we want to make it a " tri- 
umphant victory. ' ' 

If I have missed any church that has re- 
newed its list within the last two weeks I 
beg pardon, and will give it mention the next 
time I write, if my attention is called to the 
matter. 

Tliat Brethren Annual 

The first section of the Annual and Confer- 
ence Report is off the press now and we hope 
to get it finished shortly. Of course we have 
been slow, but we have been working our force 
to the limit for the last five months and it 
has been impossible to do more. Then too, the 
last of the copy for the Annual was received 
only last Saturday, so you see there have been 
other extenuating circumstances. The price 
of the Annual will be the same as in former 
years: single copies postpaid twenty-five 
cents; in half dozen lots or more at the rate 
of $2.50 per dozen. R. R. TEETER, 

Business Manager. 

EVANGEUST HONOE ROLL 

The following churches having met the re- 
quirements laid down by the Brethren Pub- 
lishing Company regarding the placing of the 
Evangelist in the homes of the congregations 
are entitled to a place on the Evangelist Hon- 
or Boll: 

Church Pastor 

Akron, Ind., (New Highland), .... (Vacant) 
AUentown, Pa., 3rd Year, ... A. L. DeLozier 
Ankenytown, Ohio, 3rd Yr., .... A. L. Lynn 

^ Ardmore, Indiana, A. T. Wiriek 

Ashland, Ohio, 3rd Yr., J. A. Garber 

Beaver City, Nebr., 2nd Yr., E. S. Flora 

Berlin, Penna., I. B. Trout 

Berne, Indiana, 3rd Year, . . W. F. Johnson 

Bryan, Ohio, 2nd Yr., G. L. Maus 

Buckeye City, O., Glen Peterson 

Burlington, Ind., 2nd Yr., W. T. Lytle 

Carleton, Nebr., 2nd Yr., .... J. D. Kemper 

Cerro Gordo, 111., D. A. C. Teeter 

Clay City, Indiana, (3rd Yr.), S. C. Henderson 
College Comer, Ind., 2nd Yr., Homer Anderson 

Conemaugh, Pa., 2nd Yr., L. G. Smith 

Darwin, Indiana, W. T. Lytle. 

Dallas Center, Iowa, E. F. Porte 



Dayton, Ohio, E. M. Cobb 

Denver, Indiana, 2nd Yr., L. A. Myers 

Dutchtown, Indiana, Homer Anderson 

Elkhart, Ind., (2nd Yr.), ... H. H. Wolford 
Eaton, Ind., (Maple Grove), . . H. E. Eppley 

Eau Claire, Wisconsin, J. A. Baker 

Fair Haven, Ohio (3rd Yr.), ... B. F. Owen 
Falls City, Neb., 2nd Yr., . . H. F. Stuckman 
Filbnore, Calif. (2nd Yr), . Sylvester Lowman 

Flora, Ind., 2nd Yr., W. E. Thomas 

Fostoria, Ohio (2nd Yr.), M. S, White 

Fremont, Ohio, H. M. Oberholtzer 

Goshen, Indiana, J. A. Mclnturil 

Gretna, Ohio, 3rd Yr., .... Edwin Boardman 

Gratis, Ohio C. E. Beekley 

Hagerstown, Maryland A. B. Cover 

Hamlin, Kansas, 2nd Yr., Geo. E. Cone 

Huntington, Indiana, J. W. Brower 

Johnstown, Pa., 1st Ch., 2nd Yr. J. F. Watson 

Johnstown, Pa., 3rd Ch., Geo. H. Jones 

Lanark, 111., 2nd Yr., B. T. Burnworth 

La Verne, Calif., 2nd Yr., T. H. Broad 

Leon, Iowa, Geo. T. Eonk 

Leon, Iowa, (Crown Chapel), . . Geo. T. Ronk 
Leon, Iowa (Union Chapel), .... G. T. Eonk 
Linwood, Maryland, 2nd Yr., . . E. M. Riddle 
Long Beach, Cal. (3rd Yr.) ... L. S. Bauman 

Loree, Indiana, 2nd Yr., C. A. Stewart 

Los Angeles, Cal. 1st, (3 Yr), N. W. Jennings 

Louisville, O., 2nd Yr., E. M. Eiddle 

Los Angeles, Cal., (Compton Ave)., J. C. Beal 
Masontown, Pennsylvania, . . . Martin Shively 
Meyersdale, Pa., 2nd Yr., . . E. D. Burnworth 

Mexico, Indiana, 2nd Yr., L. W. Ditch 

Milledgeville, 111., 2nd Yr., M. J. Snyder 

Morrill, Kansas, 2nd Yr., ... A. E. Whitted 

Mt. View, Va., 2nd Yr., J. E. Patterson 

Muacie, Indiana, 2nd Yr., .... J. L. Kimmel 

Nappanee, Ind. (3rd Yr.) E. L. Miller 

New Enterprise, Pa., Edward Byers 

New Lebanon, O., G. W. Kinzie 

New Paris, Ind., 2nd Yr., W. I. Duker 

North English, Iowa, Homer Anderson 

North Liberty, Indiana, 0. 0. Grisso 

New Enterprise, Ind., P. M. Fisher 

Oakville, Indiana, W. R. Deeter 

Peru, Indiana, Geo. C. Carpenter 

Philadelphia, Pa (1st Br.) .. Alva J. McClain 
Philadelphia, Pa., 3rd church, . . J. E. Braker 

Pittsburgh, Pa., H. M. Harley 

Portis, Kansas, 2nd Yr., . . . Roy Brumbaugh 

Eittman, Ohio, J. Allen Miller 

Roann, Indiana (2nd yr.), ... Willis E. Ronk 

Roanoke, Indiana W. F. Johnson 

Sidney, Indiana, 2nd Yr., L. A. Myers 

Summit Mills, Pa., 2nd Yr., E. D. Burnworth 

Telford, Tenn., Mary, Pence 

Tiosa, Indiana (2nd Yr.) C. C. Grisso 

Turloek, California, J. Francis Reagan 

Washington, C. H., O., 3rd Yr., B. S. Stoffer 
Waterloo, Iowa, 2nd Yr., . . H. L. Goughnour 

Whittier, Calif., A. V. Kimmel 

White Chapel, Mo., G. T. Ronk 

Windber, Pennsylvania, E. F. Byers 

Yellow Creek, Pa., Edward Byers 

Zion Hill, Ohio, A. L. Lynn 

I ASHLAND COLLEGE I 
t Ashland, Ohio 

JI The Second Semester will open Febru- 

T ary 2nd. 

4- There will be some new coursies so 

? that students may enter then and earn 

If a half year credit. 

J There ought to be twenty-five young 

^ people in the church who will enter for 

4* this Semester. 

f Also, keep in mind the Summer Ses- 

4. sion, fully recognized by the State De- 

^ partment of Public Instruction. 

X Address 

^ EDWIN E. JACOBS, Ph.D., 

X Ashland, Ohio. 

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Volume XLII 
Number 4 



January 28 
1920 




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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



The Men Whom the Church Delights to Honor — Editor 2 

Editorial Eeview, 3 

An Open Letter to Pastors on Life Work Recruiting — J. A. Gar- 

ber, 4 

The Church's Solemn Tryst— Geo. S. Baer, 4 

Illustration of Ministers at Dayton Conference 1883, 5 

Experiences of Early Ministers — J. H. Swihart, 5 

Report of Treasurer of Board of Benevolence — J. L. Kimmel, ... 6 

Our Pioneer Ministers and What They Did — Martin Shively, ... 7 

Two Classes — Samuel Kiehl, 8 

Changes — H. B. Lehman, 9 



Correspondence Bible Study in Korea, 9 

Bible Year— 1920, 9 

A Promising Week, 10 

Another Life Recruit Message — ^Edwin Boardman, 10 

Just Before Sailing — Eranis E. Clark, 10 

What Meaneth this Riverside — G. C. Carpenter, 11 

Recruits for the Home Missionary Army — G. C. Carpenter, .... 11 
From Our Latest South American Missionary — Clarence L. Sickel, 11 

The TeaUs at Lost Creek, 11 

News from the Field, 12-15 

The Tie that Binds, 16 

In the Shadow, 16 



ED ITORI AL 

The Men Whom the Church Delights to Honor 



There are certain men who stand out above the rest in the mind 
of the church as deserving of honor. They' are the men who blazed 
the way for the Brethren church as a separate and distinct denom- 
ination. They are the pioneer ministers of the church, the men who 
wended their way alone over the mountains, through the woods and 
across the prairies to preach the simple gospel of Jesus Christ with- 
out addition or subtraction and to build up little groups of worship- 
ping saints in every community they might enter. They are the 
men who fathered the denomination, which stands not for the pro- 
motion of a new ' ' ism ' ' or creed, but for the restoration and propa- 
gation of the primitive gospel and the practices of the primitive 
church. They were noble men; God-fearing; men, who opposed the 
requirements and prohibitions of men as much as they loved the laws 
of God. They were such men as God gives to be the pioneers of a 
great movement; men in whom certain challenging virtues stand out 
in bold relief. 

These' men were men of conviction. They believed strongly in 
the word of God and its sufficiency for man's salvation and growth 
in grace. They would allow nothing to be either added or subtracted 
from the Book of Life. It was their rule of faith and practice, and 
Christ the Head of the church was their great exemplar. What he 
taught by precept or example it was theirs to obey. They believed 
so strongly in this course that they would die rather than give it up. 

They were men of courage. They would neither shrink before 
ridicule nor falter before bitter denunciations or condemnations. When 
a course was clearly right to them they would undertake it though 
excommunication would be their reward. Their courage consisted not 
of reckless daring or a hazarding without fear, but of a firm reso- 
luteness in a just cause. Their sense of duty held them steady in the 
course they had chosen' and would not permit them to turn back. 
Here conviction and courage went hand in hand. Conviction gave the 
reason and courage supplied the determination. When once they had 
taken their stand according to their conviction, they would "stand 
fast" and would not be moved. They might be persecuted for it, 
nevertheless they would "stand like a beaten anvil." 

They, were men in whose lives sacrifice was a large and essen- 
tial part. Their very calling required it. No one ever pioneered a 
great cause, especially such as the purification and restoration of 
primitive Christianity, without experiencing sacrifice in a large way. 
And these pioneer preachers knew what sacrifice meant. They consid- 
ered not the goods of this world, as things to be prized, which many 



might have had in generous portions, in order that they might preach 
the gospel and turn men from ignorance and sin unto light and salva- 
tion. They gave their time freely, not even claiming the hire con- 
cerning which the /Scriptures says they were worthy, that the king- 
dom might be preached and the church might be established in needy 
places. Those who had possessions gave generously for the building 
of churhces, the maintenance! of the work and the saving of the 
church's only and bankrupt school. There were those who parted with 
their homes in those critical days for the sake of what seemed then 
to. some to be a forlorn hope. I wonder if we know what sacrifice 
means in these days? Our College Endowment Campaign Secretary 
has been leading the church in the accomplishment of a great under- 
taking, the far-reaching effects of which cannot; be estimated. But 
after all, when we consider the fact that no member has yet been 
found in the brotherhood to give more thatt $1,500 in spite of the 
unusual prosperity of our people, one can hardly escape the conclu- 
sion that we have simply been doling out oun meager sums with the 
set purpose of avoiding sacrifice. These pioneer Brethren did not 
seek to avoid sacrifice; they made it cheerfully; it was to them the 
measure of their devotion. 

They were lovers of freedom. They loved so much "the free- 
dom wherewith Christ hath made us free" that they refused to be 
"entangled again in any yoke of bondage." To avoid it they would 
make any sacrifice. When the undivided Israel began to add man- 
datory decrees to mandatory, decrees so that their liberty of con- 
science was taken away, they parted company with their comrades 
in Christ. Many friendships were broken, many lives were disap- 
pointed, and many futures: were clouded because of the rent in the 
brotherhood brought about by the gospel to deprive men of their 
religious freedom. The gospel is the fundamental principle of the 
Brethren church. Recent conversation with some who went through 
that most unfortunate experience in the history of the Brethren fra- 
ternity have elicited this unanimous statement, namely, "The liberty 
for each individual to read and interpret the New Testament scrip- 
tures under the guidance of the Holy Spirit was the issue at stake." 
They loved the freedom which Christ gave. To have it they were 
willing to sacrifice all that an otherwise desirable fellowship would 
mean to them, for they knew that if Christ should make them free, 
they, should be free indeed. 

Though they were men of great conviction and courage and 
though they were strong enough to make any sacrifice and loved free- 



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dom passionately, yet they were men of charity and consideration. 
They had their differences as we today have ours, but they exercised 
charity one with another. They had not failed to receive instruction 
from the Apostle Paul who wrote to the Corinthians that however 
great their devotion and sacrifice might be, it was all for naught if 
they had not love. That great apostle himself was a strong and un- 
flinching for the right' as the rock ribbed hills about him when he 
wrote, but the granite of his nature was covered with flowers. He 
was stem in morality, Cromwellian in courage, but Christlke in ten- 
derness and sympathy. The strongest are always the tenderest. And 
we see in the strongest of these pioneer men of the church a char- 
ity maturing with the growing strength of their trying years. Out 
of their trials they learned forbearance. And those who yet remain of 
thot noble band seem to possess to a larger degree than those of us 
who are yet in the strength of our years that love that: beareth all 
things and that never faileth. 

These men were not gods, but human beings, with our common 
weaknesses and possibilities, temptations and aspirations, but in the 
trials of their faith they found ther strength in him whom all' the 
powers of darkness were impotent to overcome. The testings of those 
pioneer days of the church made them strong and noble and the mes- 
sage of their peerless lives will not pass with the number of their 
years, fciuch are the men whom the church delights to honor. 

EDITORIAL REVIEW 

President Jacobs preached in the TJ. B. church of Ashland on Sun- 
day, January 25. 

Another installment of "College News" is to be found in this 
issue of the Evangelist. Kead it and keep posted. 

BENEVOLENCE OFFEEING SUNDAY IS FEBETJARY 8, AND 
THE OFFEEING IS TO BE SENT TO HERMAN E. EOSCOE, 
• ,HEN, INDIANA. 

Brother and Sister R. F. Porte of the Dallas Center church enter- 
tained quite unexpectedly a large number of their parishioners dur- 
ing the Christmas season. 

Brother B. T. Burnworth, of Lanark, Illinois, gives us an inter- 
esting account of his "Evangelistic Itineracy" in Pennsylvania. His 
efforts at both Masontown and Listie were very successful. 

Brother I. D. Bowman writes concerning his evsngelistic cam- 
paign in Columbus with Brother Christiansen and feels well pleased 
with the results there, in spite of the difficulties. 

From La Verne, California, comes a most interesting report writ- 
ten by the church correspondent. Sister H. L. Good. It would be 
difficult to find a more live missionary, church than this one. 

Brother Kinzie speaks of the pleasant relations existing between 
him and the Clay City, Indiana, church which he recently left and 
also of the beginning of his work at West Alexandria and New Leb- 
anon, Ohio. 

Brother Thomas F. Howell reports his work at Highland, Penn- 
sylvania, and tells of the splendid service rendered by Brother B. F. 
Owen, as evangelist. Brother Howell states that he has accepted a 
a call to the pastorate of the church at McLouth, Kansas. 

It gives us pleasure to be able to present the first letter from 
Brother Clarence L. Sickel, who with his wife recently arrived and 
are now at work in our Argentine mission under the direction of 
Brother Yoder. W« note there was great rejoicing at their arrival. 

Very gracefully Brother Paul Miller, pastor of the Spokane 
church, expresses his appreciation of the encouragement and supoprt 
received from the brotherhood in the work of establishing the church 
at that place. Brother Miller states that he is leaving there in the 
spring. 

Brother Beachler reports concerning the Homerville and Salem 
churches this week in the endowment campaign. Neither are strong 
churches numerically or financially, but both are loyal to the interests 
of our only educational institution. Any church that might have the 
privilege of contributing the president to the college would be ex- 
pected to be loyal to its interests, and Homerville has certainly 
proven her loyalty. Her enthusiastic pastor, Brother Fred Vanator, 



would hardly be pastor of any church very long without it becoming 
vitally, interested in the college if it had not been- before, and he 
has doubtless lent his influence to make the campaign a success at 
that place. Salem is shepherded by Brother James Cook, and no one 
would doubt his loyalty and deep interest in Ashland College. He 
and his courageous people have done nobly for the college, considering 
what they have before them locally. 

Dr. Tombaugh's booklet on "Some Fundamental Christian Doc- 
trines is being mailed to those who have ordered it. It sells for 20 
cents in dozen lots or 25 cents per single copy by mail. Order liow. 
The other booklet on "The Church and Some of Its Fundamental 
Principles of Work and Worship" by various representative men of 
the church is not yet ready for mailing. 

Brother G. W. Kinzie reports a most stubborn fight in an evan- 
gelist campaign at Mulberry Grove, Illinois, which proved to be more 
of a seed-sowing than of a reaping; but the harvest will come. Besides 
he dseovered some prospective preachers of whom we hope to hear 
more later. 

Brother Shively makes a most creditable report of his work at 
Masontown, Pennsylvania. He is backed by a loyal church and they 
are building steady and strong for the Master in that part of the 
vineyard. Along with their other giving at Christmas time, these 
good people did not forget their pastor. 

You will be interested in the report of Brother and Sister Teall 
who recently, left Elkhart to assist in the work in Kentucky. As in 
the case with every one who makes the trip for the first time, they 
were greatly impressed with their journey and the work they found 
accomplished at Lost Creek. 

In the issue of January 14, the editor made the suggestion that 
it would be a fine thing if the Brethren Sunday School Association 
could be represented at the World's Sunday School Convention at 
Tokyo, Japan, in October, 1920, and asked for comment on the sug- 
gestion if any thought it feasible. In reply we received the following 
telegram: Waterloo, Iowa, Jan." 22, 1920. 

' ' Geo. S. Baer, Editor Brethren Evangelist, 
Ashland, Ohio. 

"The Brethren church at large should be represented at Tokyo 
convention next fall. Announce that First Brethren Sunday School of 
Waterloo, Iowa, will present detailed resolutions next week. 

"First Brethren Sunday, School." 

One of our loyal boosters of The Brethren Evangelist is Brother 
W. F. Johnson, pastor of the Berne-Eoanoke, Indiana, charge. He 
tells of the progress of the Lord's work in his part of the vineyard 
ana also lets us know what he thinks of The Evangelist. He consid- 
ers it a great aid in his work and suggests that if othef churches are 
"handicapped,' 'they should "budget and get the Evangelist." We 
believe he is exactly, right on the method. A church paper is indis- 
pensable to every wide-awake congregation, and our experience is that 
the easiest and surest way of keping The Evangelist in every home, 
is to put it on the budget of your church just as you put your Sun- 
day school literature on your Sunday school budget. Brother Johnson 
has done a fine work at Berne in the twelve years of his pastorate 
there, but he thinks he should give place to some one else and says 
he is open to a call to some other country pastorate. 

Sister Eeynolds, our correspondent for the Lathrop, California, 
church, reports that they are without a pastor at present. : She also 
mentions again the needy condition of Siser Hannah Beer, the wid- 
ow of Brother J. W. Beer, one of our pioneer preachers who has gone 
on before. The wives of our pioneer preachers had share and share 
alike in the trials and sacrifices of the early days and no sister should 
be allowed to suffer any more than any brother. And when there is 
a need on the part of these fathers and mothers in Israel it ought to 
be met immediately by grateful hearts throughout the brotherhood. 
We would suggest however that inasmuch as we have men elected 
by General Conference to administer the offerings of the church to 
such as these that they be used in this case instead of burdening an- 
other man who is already heavily loaded with foreign mission interests 
in additon to his pastoral duties. Brother Herman E. Eoscoe, of 
Goshen, Indiana, is the- secretary of the Board of Benevolences and if 
any one wishes to send a special offering in response to Sister Rey- 
nold 's appeal, we suggest that it be sent to him and he will see that 
it is properly administered according to the instructions of the givers. 



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GENERAL ARTICLES 

An Open Letter to Pastors On Life Work Recruiting 



,^cdt Slie^herd were to appear and ask : What is 
^..<-eme aim of your mioistry, how would we answer the 
work-searching question? "To seek and save the lost!" Ver- 
ily, but those words for only a partial answer if we are fol- 
lowing the program of the First Minister. Did he not say 
to those whom he found and saved, ' ' Come ye after me, and 
I will make you fishers of men?" Seeking, saving and re- 
cruiting represent the suggestive trinity of his ministry. 
Thus he became 

A Discoverer of Workers 

In doing so Jesus gave fuU proof of his leadership. A 
great leader understands that the work does not terminate 
with him nor his tenure of office. He deeply appreciates the 
necessity and advantage of discovering, enlisting and train- 
ing successors. These are frequently associated with him in 
an apprenticeship. Through such a succession of trained, ex- 
perienced workers the work is safe-guarded and perpetu- 
ated. Is it not incumbent upon pastoral leaders to show a 
like jealous concern for the well-being of the church and a 
similar acumen in providing for its continuance and en- 
largement ? 

Prospective Recruits Av?ait Competent Guides 

Within the church may be found certain gifted young 
men and women, possessing Christian character, of promis- 
ing personality and leadership ability, who have not discov- 
ered themselves nor the life work for which they are fitted 
by natural endowments. These splendid persons withhold 
self-committal, while waiting the counsel of a wise inter- 
preter and the encouragement of an experienced guide. 
Once the need of and opportunity for unselfish service is 
made perfectly clear to them they will enter confidently and 
enthusiastically upon the daring adventure. Who is better 
fitted, by position and training, to intei'pret the manifold 
needs and encourage response thereto than the pastor is the 
official spokesman for every department of church activity? 
A Month of Special Opportunity 

He may become the church's recruiting officer during 
February. It has been marked Stewardship Month, culmin- 
ating with Life Enlistment Day on the 29th. Every Sunday 
and mid-Aveek service should carry varied but definite life 
work appeals. These should be accompanied with prevail- 
ing intercessory prayer and followed up with personal con- 
ferences. Suggestive literature may be placed in the hands 
of interested persons. We recommend the following leaflets 
or booklets : 

1. How Can Pastors and Other Leaders Help Young 
People Find Their Life Work? 

2. How to Find Your Life Work.— White. 

3. Important Personal Purposes for Young Men and 
Women. — White. 

4. The Path into the Will of God.— Poteat. 

5. Stewardship of Family Life. — Poteat. 

6. Religion in the Home.- — Moore. 

7. The Problem of Guidance — Gordon. 

8. How to Know the Will of God. — Drummond. 

9. The Fulfillment of Life.— Morgan. 

10. The Present Task of the Ministry. — ^Woodrow Wil- 
son. 

11. The Claims and Opportunities of the Ministry. — 
Mott and Others. 

12. Life Work Library (Four Fine Little Volumes) — 
Westminster Press, $2.00. 

The other publications may be secured as follows : Num- 
bers 1-3, 1 cent each or $1.00 per hundred; 4-5, 2 cents each, 
20 cents per dozen, $1.50 per hundred; 6-9, five cents each, 
50 cents per dozen, $2.75 per hundred — all sold by the In- 



terchurch World Movement, 111 Fifth Avenue, New York. 
Numbers 10-11 may be obtained from the Association Press 
at 5 and 50 cents per copy, respectively. 

We earnestly urge fellow pastors to avail themselves 
of the opportunity to secure these valuable helps. Presump- 
tuous as it may seem, we would further suggest the wisdom 
of preaching on these sermon themes : 

"The Home, The Seed Plot of Life Work Recruits." 
"The Surrendered Life." 

"How One May Discover the Will of God for His Life." 
"The Claims and Opportunities of the Christian Minis- 
try." 

"What Constitutes a Call to Missionary Service." 
"Making Every Avocation a Vocation unto God." 
Your attention, brethren, is respectfully called to the 
series of articles appearing in both the Evangelist and An- 
gelus. They will furnish sermonic material. Encourage 
your young people to read the personal testimonies from re- 
cruits. Co-operate with them in the rendition of their pro- 
gram on the 8th and 29th. Command your director of Goal 
6, if he can serve you. 

Yours Recruiting for Christ, 

J. A. GAEBER. 



The Church's Solemn Tryst 

By George S. Baer 

Written in honor of our pioneer preachers 

They are not many, — ^those who yet remain 

Of all who stood courageous in the day 
When persecution caused stout hearts to wain 

And clash of truth and error caused dismay. 
They are not many, yet with tender heart 

We speak their names and count their vict'ries o'er, 
And ever till a Voice calls them apart. 

Our love and care shall be their common store. 

Their steps are fait 'ring; their faces set to sea. 

Yet stand they fast in that for which they fought — 
"The freedom wherewith Christ hath made us free — " 

And vsdll not yield that cherished boon for aught. 
Soon they'll be gone; their voice of counsel past. 

Yet memory will their noble lives enshrine. 
Their loyal sons will hold that freedom fast 

And with their faith cling to the Book divine. 



The reformation of the sixteenth century really began a 
hundred years earlier with the teaching of John Huss, a 
Bohemian. Today the children of our Bohemian emigrants 
are taking the highest rank and honors in our public schools 
in America. 



Do you remember James A. Garfield and the incident 
that happened in New York City just after the assassination 
of President Lincoln, and a mob started to tear down the 
office of the New Work World and perhaps precipitate a 
riot which no man could quell. Garfield rose up before the 
mob and stood with uplifted hand, and said, "God lives and 
the government at Washington is safe." The mob slunk 
away. God reigns still and the government of the universe 
is safe in his hands. So let us quiet our fears. 



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Ministers in Attendance at the Brethren Convention, Dayton, Ohio, June 7, 8, 1883 
Reading from left to right, front row,— A. J. Hixson, H. R. Holsinger, E. S. Miller, Samuel Kiehl. Second Row,— J. P. Martin, George Neff, J. A. 
Ridenour. R. Z. Replogle, H. S. Jacobs, F. W. Fitzgerald, J. B. Wampler. Third Row— W. L. Spanogle, Edward Mason, J. H. Worst, S. H. Bashor, 
P. J. Brown, A. A. Cober, T. E. Davis, J. C. Cripe. Back Row,— Wm. Kiefer, J. H. Swihart, W. J. H. Bauman, E. L. Yoder, J. W. Beer, Stephen Hilde- 
brand, D. S. Cripe, ' 

Experiences of the Early Ministry of the Brethren Church. By j. h. Swihart 

(Brother Swihart whose picture appears in the above group is greatly afflicted, yet his interest in the church is still so vital that he has promised 
a series of articles on the establishment of Brethren churches in Indiana — Editor.) 



Having been requested to contribute an article for pub- 
lication in the Evangelist on the subject as indicated above, 
I will endeavor to comply in a brief way. 

What have been the experiences of other early ministers 
of the church I can only know as they have been related to 
me by brethren with whom I had become intimately ac- 
quainted. I am alluding to the western brethren, who were 
denounced by an Annual Meeting committee for no other 
reason than that they stood firmly to the all sufficiency of 
the gospel of Christ, as their '"rule of faith and practice." 
These brethren must be considered as "Early ministers of 
the Brethren church," for they held in prospect what they 
realized in fact a few years later — the church fully recon- 
structed on its original principles. These brethren under- 
went many trials and faced many difficulties in their efforts 
and resolutions to obey God rather than man. 

Some Personal Experiences 

As stated in some former articles, I spent the first years 
of my ministerial efforts in the west and the work was prin- 
cipally of an Evangelistic character. And in a large thinly 
populated territory, we had occasion to face many difficul- 
ties and privations and experiences. We went from place 
to place, sometimes on foot, through rain and snow and mud 
and occasionally had baptism to administer when rain was 
falling or snow was flying and the water ice cold. I re- 
member baptizing six men and one woman in a rapid run- 
ning stream when the thermometer indicated 22 below zero. 
On another occasion when twenty were ready to be baptized 
no water was available; streams were solidly frozen to the 
bottom, but providence provided a way for the work to be 
done on time. The weather began to moderate and snow 



melted and furnished Avater in abundance by next day, run- 
ning rapidly over the top of the ice in the streams and there 
in the presence of a thousand or more lookers-on, I stood on 
top of solid ice and baptized eleven in fresh snow water 
just formed from the drifts. By that time my hands had 
become quite numb and I stepped out and went to a fire and 
a good brother devoid of prejudice and superstition stepped 
in and baptized the remaining nine. All the converts were 
wrapped up and taken to the fire, and when the work was 
finished and all made comfortable we went on our way re- 
joicing. Such experiences as these would evidently seem 
real hardships, but standing on the promise of God the yoke 
is made easy and the burden light. 

It is a real pleasure to be and work with brethren who 
are satisfied with the teaching of Christ and the apostles. 
But on the other hand, when one comes in contact with 
chronic grumblers who are never satisfied with anything, he 
becomes convinced that the Simons and the Ananiases and 
the coppersmiths are not all dead yet, but are very busy 
about their Father's business (John 8 :44) and although they 
may appear very friendly to one's face, they may at the 
same time be forming plots or casting stumbling blocks in 
the way of others. Should any have doubts about this mat- 
ter, let them try pioneer work a while. 

While yet in the west I had many other experiences of 
which I cannot now speak in particular. For instance I was 
sent to district conference thrice as delegate and a parti- 
cipant in the deliberations called "Contest," which finally 
resulted in a solid union between the two elements — the 
Western and the Annual Meeting, the latter making the nec- 
essary concessions. Then too, responding to a call from 
Michigan we held a meeting which seemed to give satisfac- 



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tion to most people except the Adventists who like Dan- 
iel's bear raised up on one side and showed fight. They kept 
up their growling until a year later when I was called back 
to hold another revival and if need be settle the trouble with 
the Adventists. On arrival, I was told that three of their 
elders had come already to attend the meeting, then to have 
a debate. Although we began the protracted effort, the ex- 
citement ran so high in view of the expectation of hearing 
the discussion that it was considered useless to continue the 
services, and maybe I got terrified. I accepted the challenge 
and had an old brother, Elder Locha, who was a brother- 
in-law of Henry Kurtz from whom Brother Holsinger 
learned the printing trade, to be my moderator. The antag- 
onizing party chose Elder Carter of the Adventists and the 



two chose a third man whose name I can not now recall. 
Having thus organized, we went into the squabble in ear- 
nest. The third evening our opponent proposed an armis- 
tice which was accepted, feeling confident that we already 
had the victory, which also appeared to be the verdict of the 
Brethren (G. B.) church, the elder included, as well as to 
many outsiders and the three whom I baptized at the close 
of the contest. Later I received a letter from a brother who 
referred to the battle, saying, "I heard every word of it; 
and I want to tell you that it stirred the greatest excitement 
that the old Black River church ever winessed. Many have 
been baptized and received into the church since." So we 
thanked the Lord for the power of the Gospel and took cour- 
age. 

Mulberry, Indiana. 



Report of Treasurer of Board of Benevolence. By j. l. Kimmei 



There are now twelve beneficiaries on the superannu- 
ated list. The following is a brief biographical sketch of 
these persons: 

Mrs. P. J. Brovm 
was born in Green county, Ohio, November 27th, 1855. Her 
maiden name was Mary J. Duncan. At the age of 20 years, 
she was baptized and received into the Beaver Creek con- 
gregation of the Church of the Brethren. When the divi- 
sion came she took her stand with the Progressives and un- 
nited with the Brethren church. She was united in mar- 
riage with Elder P. J. BroAvn of Congress, Ohio, August 7th, 
1890. Bishop Brown was one of the leading factors in the 
Progressive movement and the establishing of the Brethren 
church. Sister BroAvn holds her membership in the Fair 
Haven congregation, close to Congress, Ohio, where she 
lives. Mrs. Hannah Elizabeth Beer 

was born near Kittanning, Pennsylvania, February 23rd, 
1839. Her parents were members of the Episcopal church, 
and she was christened when an infant. When about 20 
years of age, she united with the Church of the Brethren. 
She married J. W. Beer who became one of the leading 
preachers and writers of the Dunkard church. He was asso- 
ciated with H. P. Holsinger in publishing the "Progressive 
Christian" at Berlin, Pennsylvania and was the author of a 
work entitled. The Passover and Lord's Supper. 

Sister Beer's maiden name was Henegan. Her mother 
died when she was a mere child. She and Brother Beer 
spent much of their married life in Pennsylvania. On ac- 
count of the failing health of her husband, they moved to 
Lathrop, California, where the husband died and Sister 
Beer M^as left a widow, and where she still lives. 

Elder J. E. Shope 
was ordained to the ministry by Stephen Hildebrand and J. 
B. Wampler. 

Brother Shope preached at Jones' Mills, Pennsylvania, 
for three years; at Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania, for four 
years ; at McVeytown, Yellow Creek and at various churches 
in Bedford, and Somerset counties. 

He held the Listie, Pennsylvania, charge for four years. 
He is now 72 years old and lives at Altoona, Pennsylvania. 

Elder Samuel Kiehl 
was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, July 23, 1837. 
He was converted in 1858, while attending school at Otter- 
bein University, Westerville, Ohio, and was received into 
the German Baptist Brethren church, 1868, by baptism. 

He was ordained as a minister in 1882, in Dayton, Ohio, 
by H. R. Holsinger. He served the Dayton church as pastor 
for over nine years. Brother Kiehl preached as a supply 
for many years, and the writer who was his pastor, for 
three years, can testify to his devotion and to his zeal for 
the Master 's cause. He lives at Dayton, Ohio and is 82 years 
old- Elder J. H. Swihart 

was born in Hancock county, Ohio, December 15th, 1840. 



When but a mere boy, his parents moved to Indiana, and 
settled where the town of Roann is now located. His educa- 
tional opportunities were poor, but he studied at night and 
thus improved his time and gained much valuable informa- 
tion. 

In 1861 he was united in marriage to Mary Shilliger. 
The same year they united with the Dunkard church. He 
was called to the ministry in 1866. In 1872 he was ordained 
to the eldership, and afterwards spent much time in the 
evangelistic field and organized twelve churches in Indiana 
alone. 

When the organization of the Brethren church took 
place in Dayton, Ohio, in 1883, P. J. Brown and J. H. Swi- 
hart were appointed iNational Evangelists to reconstruct 
churches needing especial care and oversight. Brother Swi- 
hart lives at Mulberry, Indiana, and is now 80 years of age, 
and in failing health. 

Elder Christian Forney 
was born in Somerset county, Pennsylvania, October 10th, 
1838. When he was about twenty years of age, he united 
with the German Baptist church, in Ogle county, Illinois. 
September 11th, 1860, he was united in matrimony with Sa- 
bina Meyers. He was ordained to the ministry in 1870. He 
preached about fourteen years before the division of the 
church took place. Brother Forney was instrimiental in or- 
ganizing Beaver City church, and served as pastor for nine 
years. He had charge of St. Joseph Mission, for three years, 
and preached for the Aurelia church for four years. Brother 
Forney has been a faithful servant of the Master. He lives 
at Beaver City, Nebraska and is 82 years old. 

Elder Samuel W. Wilt 
was born July 20th, 1843, was baptized in 1857 by Elder 
Joseph Shoemaker in Armstrong county, Pennsylvania. In 
1843 he was Selected deacon. He was elected to the minis- 
try in 1874, and in 1875 advanced to the second degree. In 
1876 he was ordained as elder. Brother Wilt lives at Juni- 
ata, Pennsylvania and is 77 years old. 

Elder Daniel A. Hopkins 
was born in Franklin county, Virginia, January 19th, 1846. 
He was married to Josephine Booth, October 12th, 1865. 
They united with the German Baptist church, August 13th, 
1866 and soon after moved to Cass county, Indiana. He 
was a member of the German Baptist church for twenty- 
three years. August 13th, 1889, he united with the Breth- 
ren church and was ordained elder in 1890. By his devotion 
and able ministry the Brethren churches in Indiana were 
greatly built up. His consecration and faithful life will be 
honored and revered for many years to come. He lives at 
Twelve Mile, Indiana and is 74 years old. 
Eld^r W. J. H. Bauman 
was born in Northampton county, Pennsylvania, December 
24th, 1837. His father was born in Germany and was edu- 
cated for the Catholic priesthood, but preferring the medi- 
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Aurelia Leckington, July 8th, 1860. He united with the 
German Baptist church and on April 7th, 1860, he was called 
to the ministry. He became a member of the Brethren 
church at the time of the division, and was the only trans- 
Missouri delegate at the convention, held at Dayton, Ohio, 
in 1883. Brother Bauman lives at Long Beach, California,' 
and is now 83 years old. 

Elder A. J. Hixson 
has been one of the prominent ministers in the Brethren 
church as well as in the German Baptist church. He became 
identified with the Brethren church at the time of the divi- 
sion. But on account of not having any data at hand we 
can not give a complete biographical sketch of his life. He 
lives at La Verne, California and is 83 years old. 

Elder Stephen Hildebrand 
was also one of the prominent factors in the Progressive 
movement. He served the Master faithfully as a minister 
in the German Baptist church for many years, before the 
Brethren church was organized. When the Brethren church 



was established. Brother Hildebrand became one of its fore- 
most ministers and supporters. The National Conference of 
the Brethren church at Winona Lake in 1919, sent greet- 
ings to this good man on the anniversary of his birthday. 
He lives at Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and has been an in- 
valid for some years. 

Elder Isaac Ross 
lives in Los Angeles, California. He was also a minister for 
many years, in the German Baptist church, as it was then 
known. When the Brethren church was organized he cast 
his lot with the ProgressiA'e movement, and largely through 
his influence the Buckeye City Brethren church was organ- 
ized, of which he was pastor for many years. He was also 
pastor of the Brethren church at Middlebranch, Ohio ; Wash- 
ington Court House, Ohio, and Lordsburg, California. Dr. 
Ross, as he is now familiarly called, deserves the hearty sup- 
port of his church in his old age, as well as all the brethren 
and sisters named in this brief sketch. 
Muncie, Indiana. 



Our Pioneer Ministers and What They Did to Make the 
Brethren Church What It Is 

By Martin Shively 

(Brother Shively was Secretary-Treasurer of the Ministerial Association for a number of years and has an intimate knowledge of the older min- 
isters and we gladly accept his offer to continue the story of the contribution of the pioneer ministers to the Brethren Church.— Editor.) 



While it was my privilege to know personally, practic- 
ally every man who served as a leader in the Brethren 
church of thirty and more years ago, any mention of pioneer 
preachers among us calls from the treasures of my memory 
those whom I knew most intimately. First among these 
stands the name of our venerable Brother Hixson , because 
he was the first Brethren preacher whom I learned to know. 
I was but a boy and he a preacher of rare power, living near 
Parsons, Kansas and not far from my own boyhood home. 
He was then in middle life, with a splendid family of young 
folks, who were all in the parental home, except Frank, who 
was then president of Ashland College. Often did I enjoy 
the hospitality of that home, and in it I witnessed the first 
communion service of the re-organized Brethren church. He 
was a preacher of unusual power, who might have risen to 
any height in the councils of the mother church, if he had 
been willing to deny the rights of conscience to determine 
his course in the trying days of 81-83. Loyal to his con- 
victions he lived, and still lives, waiting the call to join his 
dear ones and his Lord. La Verne, California, is his home 
while he waits. 

On my return to my native state, Indiana, in 1884, I 
came under the influence of another of the giants of those 
days. Brother J ^H. Swihar t was then living at Edna MiUs, 
preaching there at monthly intervals, and at a number of 
other places, being at the task almost constantly and with 
great success. So far as my knowledge of preachers reached 
in those days, he had few equals and no superiors in the 
presentation of the gospel which he so dearly loved. He was 
in almost constant demand and did his best to answer every 
call, serving at a pittance so small, that the wonder is that 
he survived at all, and has brought with him into his old 
age a spirit as sweet and uncomplaining as any saint of old. 
The reader may get some idea of the blessing upon his min- 
istry, when I say that for a year or even longer, his month- 
ly appointments at Edna Mills, were always attended with 
conversions and baptisms. On June 25, 1885, five young men 
responded to the invitation there and were baptized in Mid- 
dle Pork at the close of the service. The writer was one of 
those, and at a meeting held in that congregation during the 
month of November following, I was ordained to the office 
of deacon with instruction to preach the gospel. My passtor 
oiffciated at this service and three years later he also or- 
dained me to the eldership at West Independence, Ohio, 



where I was then pastor, with Brother Swihart leading in t» 
most successful evangelistic service. When I tell you that 
his ministry has been blessed to the conversion of nearly, if 
not-Jj-uitji, _5^0-00-SDuls, you will know that my estimate of 
him is not too high. He deserves to spend his remaining 
days as an honored guest of the Brethren church which he 
has so faithfully and so successfully served. I have prayed 
and still continue to pray, that my old age may be as saintly 
as his. With a frame long weakened by an unconquerable 
dropsical condition, the inheritance of the Swihai-ts, he 
works and waits serently for the call from labor to reward. 
Nothing is too good for such as he. I am of those who do 
not believe in saving all the flowers for the dead, and I am 
glad to pay this tribute to my old time friend and pastor 
while he lives. 

Brother H olsinger came into my life in 1884, as I met 
him at Edna Mills, during his campaign for the liquidation 
qf the debt on the college, I think. I met him frequently 
thereafter at the various conferences of the church and we 
became well acquainted, but our intimacy began when he 
came to Lathrop, California, during my pastorate, there, to 
write the History of the Brethren and Tunkers. ,I__^iall, 
never fo rget the picture I saw aln lost every day, as I v isited 
ine ottice m w hich he workedTT^rother Holsin ger s itting on 
one side ot his desk, whis peringTusmessage to Brother J. 
W. Beer, who s at on t he_o ther side , writing faitVi fnIly wh^ t 

he heard . EarT ier in lif e, these two men had ^Jworked ta- 

gether _in an editorial sanctum, and now, together t hey 
wrought o ut abou t the last work e ither was ajjlej^o^jivelo 
tlie world and to the church. FcAv^can reali ze the d ifficulty 
overcom ejn the pr eparation of that manuscript . For_days 
at a time the work had^to be~suspende d_be cause the aut hor 
was completely exhausted. He had done bi g thing aZ HpTriS a 
but this was the masterpiece"'oniii^ _gre at^TTiinrl . He never 
rec overed irom" the disappointment incid ent t o the fa ilure m 
nTarket ing the book as he had expected. ^_Amai i of deep 
seriousness "a nd large meiltaTresouixes^was t lus~e arly leade r 
of the Brethren hosts, jj npp. T saw a side to this man which 
greatly surprised me. During a district c onfere nce held at 
Turlock. Calitornia^ ^^hen Ms voice was alTTnit gone, his 
whisper s""produced" such storms of laughter and applause . 
that_JJ\ftiani/ ^as lie called his wife, said to him. "Pop. I 
^vas ashamed oT you. ' ' Such witticisms as found expressio n 
at^isjjpajiiat day7 as he stood leaning on his cane for sup- 
portTpresentedTSdee^aTnewJsideTto this big man and~deep- 



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ened the love in which he was held by all. Yes. I knew hini 
wglj^_aJig[agJ 7ytTrod~by ^hisjr^ in^ the beautifu l cemetery 
at jjeriin. PetmsvlvaniaraTe w^veafs ago. I thou g ht of what 
hej iarl strup^g le d and suffered ^ jfor and what victories have 
c ome out of it all. The _Yerv thing s which he so arcTciitly 
championed and for which he suffered ostracism^ iii_tEe 
m othef^prufchTafe a. v ery part of t]iejwarp_^and woof of its 
n fe noAv \ If only it might have come without the painful 
and useless division Avhich has rent the church asunder, how 
much better it would have been. He w as_a-disappoJnteri old 
man when his Master called him, but he did not live in vain , 
eve n it the victories came some other way tjiaiT as he had 
H oped and planned! With a bodyso^enfeebled, it i^jndeed 
'a gre at wonder that he accomplished so much. 

Tlie space allotted to this paper, forbids that I should 
go farther in my reminiscences with these servants of God 
though my heart is full and would fain go on for Bash or, 
Brown^ Kilhefn er. Rideno ur, Wampler, Nicholso n. KnejyDer, 
SeeiN Leedy and Forne y, and still others rise up before me 
— some having gone home, while a few wait for their call. 
If the editor Avill permit, it will be a real pleasure to write 
of them, as I knew them, at an early date. 

But what was it in these men which made its contribu- 



tion to the present church? First, let us disabuse our minds 
of any inclination to place them on a plane entirely above 
their fellows. They were men of like passions as we, and 
men too, who were not always in agreement upon every 
question of polity, though there was practically no difference 
between them on questions of doctrine. They were men of 
such convictions as made them dare the pains incident to 
disruption of the associations which had long been a very 
vital part of their being. And they were men, too, who 
put their all upon the altar of service to God and to the 
church, serving for such a pittance that one cannot but 
wonder how they lived at all. They made their mistakes 
too, but they were errors of hear and not of heart, for in 
this they rang true and have left a heritage which above re- 
proach. The church owes much to them for it was their self- 
effacing service which has made it possible for our splendid 
body of younger men, who succeed them, to serve as effi- 
ciently as they do. Thus, though their tongues are silent, 
like righteous Abel, being dead, they yet speak. And in the 
years to come whatever success may crown the efforts of the 
Brethren church, their own contribution to it, shall not be 
small. 

Masontown, Pennsylvania. 



Two Classes. By Samuel Kiehl 

(One of the pioneer ministers; his picture is found in the group on page 5) 



To be an active member of an orthodox. Christian 
church is a great privilege for social and spiritual develop- 
ment; but to have the indwelling Spirit of God, received by 
a living faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God 
and our personal Savior and Lord, is an absolutely indispen- 
sable, imperative necessity for entrance into the kingdom of 
God (John 3:3, '-7). 

There may be two classes in any local church ; those who 
have, and those who have not, the Spirit of God dwelling in 
them. Those in the first class were by nature children of 
wrath, even as others (Eph. 2:3); but they repented and 
believed the gospel (Mark 1:15,), were baptized, shall be 
saved (Mark 16:16), were begotten of God with the word 
of truth (James 1:18), were born again (John 3:3-8), are 
children of God (Rom. 8 :16), are in the Spirit, (the Spirit of 
God dwelling in them — Rom. 8 :9), ai'e spiritual men and wo- 
men (Gal. 6:1), are heirs of God (Rom. 8:17), "and joint 
heirs with Christ; if so be that they suffer with him." Suf- 
fering with Christ is the antecedent; being joint heir with 
him, the consequent; when there is no antecedent there is 
no consequent. 

We are saved by grace (Eph. 2 :5) ; but joint heirship is 
not received that way according to the "Word" (Rom. 8:1). 
To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me on my 
throne says Jesus ( Rev. 3:21). To tell a believer when he 
receives Christ as his Savior and Lord, that he is now a joint 
heir with him is not telling him the whole gospel truth as 
given in Romans 8 :17. It is not what a man says he is, or 
will be, that determines his joint heirship but what he en- 
dures and suffei's for Christ's sake. For unto you it is given 
in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him but also 
to suffer for his sake (Phil. 1 :29). If we suffer we shall also 
reign with him (Tim. 2:12). Let us compare our suffering 
(if we ever had any for Christ's sake), with Paul's (2 Cor. 
11 :23-27) and others (Heb. 11 :36, 37) and then decide, as in 
the presence of (jod, what claim we (who have had no such 
experience and are living in apparent ease and luxury) can 
have for joint heirship. "God is love ; and works all things 
after the counsel of his own will." Let us honor his word 
by cheerfully submitting to his will. 

The believer who takes God at his word is resigned to 
his will, and when crossing the "Jordan" confidingly says. 
Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit (Luke 24:46). 
Yea ,though I walk through the valley of the shadow of 
death, I will fear no evil ; for thou are vdth me, thy rod and 



thy staff they comfort me (Psa. 23:4). I shall be satisfied 
when I awake with thy likeness Psa. 17 :5). In thy presence 
is fulness of joy (Psa. 16:11). 

Those in the second class are said to be in the flesh, are 
natural men (1 Cor. 2:14), and according to the "Word" 
their mind is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed 
can be, consequently they can not please him (Rom. 8:7, 8). 

Those spiritual men and women whose mind is con- 
trolled by the spirit of God dwelling in them, take great de- 
light in always doing those things that please the Father, as 
Jesus did (John 8:29). To such he says, I will come again, 
and receive you unto myself ; that where I am, there ye may 
be also (John 14:3). To those who are in the church and 
are lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God ; having a 
form of godliness but denying the power thereof (2 Tim. 3 : 
4, 5) he says, This people draweth nigh unto me with their 
mouth, and honoreth me Avith their lips, but their heart is 
far from me (Matt. 15:8), and because you are lukewarm, 
and neither cold (dead unto sin) or hot (alive unto God), I 
will spew you out of my mouth (Rev. 3:16). 

Death and the resurrection await both classes. It is 
written. Many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth 
shall awake, some to everlasting life and some to shame and 
everlasting contempt. They that be wise shall shine as the 
brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to 
righteousness as the stars forever and ever (Dan. 12:2, 3). 

Dear Reader: To which class do you and I belong? Let 
us examine ourselves, whether we be in the faith (2 Cor. 13 : 
5). Not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom 
the Lord commendeth (2 Cor. 10:15). And what does the 
Lord require of us, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to 
walk humbly with our Lord (Micah 6:8). To walk humbly! 
Humility is an unknown quantity, and our future abiding 
place an uncertainty Avith those (of us) who are not indwelt 
and led by the Spirit of God. 

The Psalmist asks and answers two important questions 
for our consideration in these words. Lord, who shall abide 
in thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He 
that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and 
speaketh the truth in his heart (Psa. 15 :1, 2). The response 
of every one in the first class will be, I delight to do thy will, 
my Uod, yea, thy law is Avithin my heart (Psa. 4 > :8). 

What a power for good the Brethren church Avill be 
when every member can joyfully give the above response to 
the Father. Be it so ; we ask in his name. 

Dayton, Ohio. 



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Changes. By H. B. Lehman 

How people will change in their religious customs, as in 
everything else ! This change is especially noticeable in the 
large branch of the Brethren family. In a certain local 
paper the name of the church was given followed by the 
name of the pastor and an announcement something like 
this: "At the eleven o'clock hour there will be a special pro- 
gram in which a visiting brother, Elder So-and-so will speak 
an the subject: 'The Church When I Was a Boy.' " I don't 
know what he said, but since he is a man af about my age, 
namely, 76, he certainly has seen some changes. About ten 
or twelve years ago in this same church, a certain elder told 
in a sermon of the progress that church had made "in his 
day. ' ' He was reported immediately to authority higher up 
and was made to suffer for it. Now in this same church the 
same thing is done with everybody's approval. 

Now, let us go back to my boyhood days. The German 
Baptist Brethren church was our church then, but since that 
time things have greatly changed in both branches of the 
Brethren. The church said it was wrong to have Sunday 



schools and we were not allowed to go though there were 
Sunday schools in our neighborhood. We had no revival 
meetings and no prayer meetings. These things were con- 
sidered inventions of the world. Think how it is today. A 
church is hardly considered up-to-date unless it has a pray- 
er meeting. 

About thirty-five years ago, when we lived at Marcus, 
Iowa, we belonged to the chiirch of that place. There was 
a charge lodged against me for organizing a prayer meet- 
ing. My accusers lost in the local church trial, but they 
carried the case to the district meeting of Northern Iowa 
held in Aurelia. In that conference no man defended the 
prayer meeting except Brother F. D. Arnold and myself. 
No one else dared to speak in favor of the prayer meeting. 
One good sister asked the question. If a minister of another 
church should come to dine with us would it be right to ask 
him to return thanks for the meal? One zealous brother 
said, I have done it, but my conscience condemned me. Now, 
after 40 or 50 years the people of that church past and re- 
joice in the changes that time has wrought. 

Glendale, Arizona. 



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THE SU NDAY SCHOOL 

Correspondence Bible Study in Korea 



ALBERT TRENT 

General Secretary-Treasurer 

Johnstown, Pennsylvania 



No less than 1,200 have taken the Correspondence Bible 
Course in Korea during the past season. This work has cen- 
tered in Pyengyang and has been imder the able direction 
of Rev. W. L. Swallen, D.D. The students are residents of 
all parts of Korea. The missionaries itinerate through the 
remote districts and the Christians became eager for an in- 
tensive study of the Word. The Correspondence Course 
helps to meet their desires. The Men's Bible Institute of 
Pyengyang gave 99 bright young men six weeks of inten- 
sive Bible study during the winter. 
The. Ancient Samaritan Pentateuch Draped in Mourning 

The Samaritan Pentateuch is one of the most ancient 
manuscripts in existence and is treasured above everything 
by the remnant of the Samaritan Colony at Shechem in 
Palestine. When the Samaritans learned of the death of 
their beloved and very helpful friend, EdAvard K. Warren 
of Three Oaks, Michigan, past president of the World's Sun- 
day School Asosciation, they draped their synagogue at 
Shechem in black and wore mourning for a month. Most 
impressive of all was the fact that the very ancient Samar- 
itan Pentateuch was also draped in black for the same 
length of time. Mr. Warren had visited the Samaritans at 
the time when the World's Sunday School Covention was 
held in Jerusalem in 1904. Since then he had been their con- 
stant friend and had helped the "remnant" on many occa- 
sions. A Samaritan Committee had been appointed by the 
Executive Committee of the World's Simday School Associa- 
tion and Mr. Warren was the chairman of that committee. 

John Wanamaker, World's Sunday School Chairman 

Hon. John Wanamaker of Philadelphia has just been 
elected Chairman of the Executive Committee of the World's 
Sunday School Association. Mr. Wanamaker succeeds H. J. 
Heinz, who died in May of last year, at the very time when 
the Annual Meeting of the Executive Committee was in ses- 
sion. Mr. Wanamaker has been actively engaged in Sunday 
school work since January 17, 1848. In just a few months 
he will have 72 years to his credit for continuous Sunday 
school membership and he is still on duty every Sunday. 
He is superintendent of the Bethany Presbyterian Sunday 
school of Philadelphia, which reports an enrollment of 2555. 
In 1889 he became actively engaged in the Pennsylvania 
State Sabbath School Association and has been its president 
since 1894. Not only does this active business man hold 



these Sunday school offices but he fills them with service. 
When Mr. Wanamaker was Postmaster-General he contin- 
ued his activities in the Bethany Sunday school in Phila- 
delphia and made it the rule to return each Sunday from 
Washington that he might be in his place in the home school 
on Sunday. 

James W. Kinnear, a well known lawyer of Pittsburgh, 
was elected Vice-Chairman of the American Section of the 
Executive Committee. Mr. Kinnear was one of the Sunday 
school tour party that visited Japan in 1913 and he plans, 
with Mr. Wanamaker, to attend the World's Sunday School 
Convention in Tokyo next October. 



Bible Year--1920 

Following a plan adopted in Great Britain, and pro- 
moted there by a representative interdenominational com- 
mittee, of which the Lord Bishop of Durham is president, the 
NeAV York Bible Society has launched the movement in this 
country to make the year 1920 Bible Year. The announce- 
ment of the plan was made at the Anniversary Service of 
the Society held on Bible Sunday, December 7th, by Bishop 
Charles S. Burch, of New York. 

Objects : To claim for the Bible a larger place in our in- 
dividual and national life. 

To increase public interest in the Bible as God's revela- 
tion to man. 

To urge upon all men everywhere the unfailing value 
of the Bible. 

To obtain from individuals in all walks of life testi- 
monials to the significance and influence of the Bible. 

To obtain, these objects meetings will be occasionally 
held to claim public attention to the Holy Scriptures. 

The culmination of this crusade will be on Bible Sunday, 
December 5th, 1920, when there Avill be a great demonstra- 
tion for the Bible. 

"We are but organs mute, till a master touches the keys — 

Verily vessels of earth into which God poureth the wine ; 

Harps are we, silent harps that have hung on the willow 

trees, 

Dumb till our heartstrings swell and break with a pulse 

divine. ' ' 



FA&E 10 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



J. A. Garber 

PRESroENT 



Our Young People at Work 



G. C. Carpenter 

SECRETARY 



A Promising Week 



Christian Endeavor Week — February 1-8 — promises 
much for every department of our work. Its promises, how- 
ever, can be realized only through careful preparation and 
sustained effort. Judging from our correspondence some of 
the societies are planning and working to secure commend- 
able results. 

A letter from Brother Carl Grosse, President of the Al- 
toona society, says they are going to do their best to attain 
every goal on the Four Year Challenge, even though they 
are trying to attain goals that were set for them in 1916 on 
the basis of an inflated membership. Other societies may be 
facing the same difficulty. If so, tackle it with the spirit 
of those Altoona Endeavorers and the difficulty may vanish. 

There should be a determined effort to reach the high- 
est possible mark on each of the ten goals. The first two 
have to do with the organization of new societies. Let 
strong societies visit nearby churches having none and help 
to effect an organization. Every organized society can in- 
crease its membership (perhaps double it), win chiirch mem- 
bers, enroll Patriotic Servants, Quiet Hour Comrades, Tenth 
Legioners, secure additional dollars for missions, enlist Life 
Work Recruits and graduate Endeavor Experts. Yes, we 
insist that every society "can," and we decline to accept 
your denial of the possibility until you have given us an ac- 
count of your endeavor. It is not enough merely to an- 
nounce these goals and ask folks in a half-hearted way to 
lend a hand. They must be solicited earnestly and persist- 
ently like the politician solicits votes and the salesman so- 
licits orders. Come on, presidents, officers, committeemen, 
Endeavorers, all, let's go over the top during Christian En- 
deavor Week. J. A. GARBER. 



Another Life Recruit Message 

Once more I desire to state that Ashland College Night 
may be observed on February 8th or 29th. The latter date 
is preferable for at least two reasons. 

First, the whole of February can then be used as Life 
Work Month, leading up to the great drive on National En- 
listment Day, the 29th. It will be the time of harvesting 
recruits if good seed sowing is done during the preceding 
weeks. We wish that pastors and Sunday school superin- 
tendents and teachers would become sowers of life work 
seed. Much material will be found in the articles now ap- 
pearing in both the Evangelist and Angelus. 

Second, the latter date will give more time for the pre- 
paration of a life work program. A special Life Work 
Pageant will be completed and mailed at an early date. It 
may be used by any group of young people, whether in a 
rural or city, large or small church. It will prove attrac- 
tive and effective. Those desiring copies of the same should 
write Prof. J. A. Garber, Ashland, Ohio. 

If, for the above reasons, societies defer the Life Work 
Appeal and College Offering until the 29th, they may use 
the 8th vei-y profitably. The regular topic "A Worth While 
Life" is most suggestive and we have mailed each society 
an outline porgram, a careful use of which will prepare the 
way for tlie subsequent life work appeal and help the so- 
ciety to qualify on other points of the Four Year Challenge. 
If we can be of further service to you, make known your 
needs. We are exceedingly anxious to win our specific goals 
this year : Twenty-five Life Work Recruits and $400 for re- 
ligious education. "Come on, let's go" is the slogan. 
EDWIN BOARDMAN, Supt., 
Hudson, Iowa. 



Just Before Sailing 



Dear Friends : 

This is my last letter for the present, dear friends, for 
very soon I shall (D. V.) be on my way to France to carry 
your greetings and good Avishes, and a little of the money of 
some of you for the reconstruction and upbuilding of Chris- 
tian Endeavor in war-ravaged Europe. Each week I shall 
write about what I find, for The Christian Endeavor World, 
and I shall count on your sustaining prayers in this some- 
what difficult journey to the new republics of old Europe. 

I leave the work in our central office in good hands, — 
some new hands, some old hands, — but all of them willing 
and consecrated hands. The different state unions, too, were 
never better officered than now ; we never had so many sea- 
soned field secretaries, and, from no country in the world, 
save one, comes any discouraging note concerning our cause. 

The goals proposed and accepted at Buffalo are win- 
ners, and have already increased the vigor of many societies 
and unions, though their value and power are just beginning 
to be felt. 

Does any belated person intimate to you that Christian 
Endeavor "has seen its best days," that it "isn't what it 
was?" Then tell him he is right, — that, it isn't what it was 
because it is better than it was. If you can do so politely, 
you might remind him that the trouble is that he isn't up 
to date in his information. 

These are the facts : On the first day of January, 1920, 
there were more Endeavorers in the world than on any other 
New Year's day, more Comrades of the Quiet Hour, more 
Tenth Legioners, more Life Work Recruits, more denomina- 
tions united in Christian Endeavor, more countries that dis- 
play the Christian Endeavor banner, more languages into 
which the pledge is translated. 

During the past year two or three of the new republics 



of Europe have given Christian Endeavor a place, and it has 
become a greater evangelistic force than ever. 

The aggregate attendance at state conventions and 
union meetings in 1919 has been larger than ever before, and 
1920 promises to surpass the old year. 

Remind the knockers and the pessimists of these facts, 
and tell them to pitch in and do their share of the work, and 
their wails will be turned into songs of rejoicing. Tell them 
these things, not in a spirit of boasting, but with gratitude 
to God, and make Christian Endeavor week, 1920, our thir- 
ty-ninth anniversary, and the year that follows, the "best 
yet," because with new consecration in the strength of our 
ever-present Lord, we go forward to new victories for Christ 
and the church. 



' ' Go thy way and I go mine. 

Apart, yet not afar, 
Only a thin veil hangs be- 
tween 
The pathways where we 
are, 



And God keep watch 'tween 
thee and me. 
This is my prayer. 

He looks thy way ; he looketh 
mine. 
And keeps us near." 



"In journeyings oft," 
Your friend, 

FRANCIS E. CLARK. 



Though I have been trained a soldier and have partici- 
pated in many battles, there never was a time when, in my 
opinion, some way could not have been found of preventing 
the drawing of the sword. I look forward to an epoch when 
a court, recognized by all nations shall settle international 
difficulties, instead of keeping large standing armies, as 
they do in Europe, — ^Ulysses S. Grant. 



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SEND ALL MONEY FOR 

General Home, Kentucky and 

Poreign Missions to 



MISSIONS 



WILLIAM A. GEARHAET 
General Missionary Secretary 
906 Conover Bldg., Dayton, O. 



What Meaneth this Riverside. By g. c. Carpenter 

E is for the River Troublesome, so often true to name but which 

winds and wings through the valley and lends beauty to the choice 

location of our church and institute 
I is for the Increasing Interest of Brethren far and near who support 

our mountain mission work with prayers and money 
V is for Vice that has been banished from "Bloody Breathitt" 

through the influence of our mission 
E is for Efficiency and Economy sought in every phase of the work 

by the mission board and the workers 
R is for the good Roads which are not but which ought to be as all 

will readily agree 
S is for the Sunshine that reaches the valley late and leaves early 

but which has found a friendly and able asistant in the new elec- 
tric light plant. 
I is for the Independence of the rich hills of old Kentucky as they 

rise around Riverside and extend hundreds of miles from state 

to state. 
D is for the Drushals who sought the hardest place to work for the 

Master and who have been hard at it nearly fifteen years 
E is for the Endlessness of the opportunities to enlarge our mountain 

mission work in which we are as yet only touching the hem of 

its garment. 



RECRUITS FOR THE HOME MISSIONARY 

ARMY 

G. C. CARPENTER. 

Scarcity 

Uncle Sam is sending out recruiting of- 
ficers who are scouring the country for re- 
cruits for the nation's army. Uncle Sam is 
very particular and must have the best. 
They must be physically fit. Such are very 
scarce. Should the home mission army set tho 
standard lower? God forbid. Recruits aro 
scarce because so few are willing to serve, 
although to that end we were created and to 
that end we were born again. Recruits for 
the Lord's army must be spiritually fit or 
willing to become so. The Lord must have 
clean vessels. Pressing Need 

Our U. S. A. army needs recruits, but not 
as much as does the army of our Lord which 
is sent by him on a world conquest. Our 
home mission board is constantly receiving 
Macedonian calls, from the Kentucky moun- 
tain field and from city fields, which they 
cannot answer favorably because of the lack 
of men and money, although the lack of 
men is greater than the lack of money. Find 
the men and the money will be forthcoming. 
There are many opportunities for building up 
strong Brethren churches in needy and un- 
churched fields. The pressing need is men 
who will be real leaders, Christlike servants. 
Christian statesmen in the kingdom of God 
on earth. This day a pastor and a teacher 
could be placed in needy fields in Kentucky. 
Pressing calls for workers are almost un- 
limited. 

How Discover The Recruits. 

Pastors and fathers and mothers are the 
Lord's recruiting officers. Endeavor and Sun 
day school leaders are also recruiting of- 
ficers. There are many Christian Endeavorers 
who should become Christian life-work re- 
cruits. Pellow-pastors, let us pray and strive 
to find some life-work recruits for his army. 
Parents, are you willing to give your child- 
ren to the Lord in answer to the Life en- 
listment call? Young people, are you letting 
the Lord have his way with your heart? Are 
you asking, will it pay? The answer is, yes, 
a thousand times. Just remember that tho 
Lord will not forsake Ms own. He promises 
one hundred fold of blessing here and etern- 



al life in the world to come. Trust thou in 
C^od- Two Important Days 

Sunday, February eighth is Christian En- 
listment Day. Sunday, February twenty- 
ninth is Life Enlistment Day in the program 
of the Interchurch World Movement. May 
the young people of the Brethren church 
hear the call of the Kentucky mountaineers 
and the pressing call of the home field in a 
thousand places and say, -'Here am I, Lord, 
send me." PERU, INDIANA. 

FROM OUR LATEST SOUTH AMERICAN 
MISSIONARY 

Dear Readers of the Brethren Evangelist: 

No doubt we are strangers to most of you 
but we hope to become better acquainted in 
the future. Time has passed so rapidly that 
we hardly realize that we have been here two 
months and we have been occupied with so 
many things or you would have heard from 
us sooner. 

Our journey, though long and filled with 
various experiences was nevertheless a pleas- 
ant one. We left home the 23rd of July for 
New York. But through a delay in the sail- 
ing of tho boat and a further delay because 
of the lack of necessary papers we did not 
leave until the 4th of September. Then a fire 
on board compelled us to spend two weeks on 
the Island of St. Lucia in the West Indies 
which we had not anticipated. The scenery 
was very, beautiful yet it grew old after a 
couple of days and we were anxious to be on 
our way. We left there the 23rd of Septem- 
ber and after making a few stops we arrived 
in Buenos Aires the 13th of October. As we 
had very little trouble in getting our things 
through the custom house, we were able to 
leave for' Rio Cuarto on the evening of the 
16th. A more hearty welcome could not have 
been given us on our arrival and we feel now 
that this is indeed a home to us. We found 
all of our missionaries here to meet us and we 
enjoy their friendship and fellowship. 

Rio Cuarto, Argentina., 

December 23, 1919. 
For the present we are busy with the 
Christmas program and also with the study of 
the language. We hope to be able to start 
out with the Gospel Coach by the first of April 
as the top will then be completed. We be- 



lieve now that it will take us about three 
months to take the rounds, that is, if we visit 
all of the towns that we should. Our work 
will be to sell Bibles, teach and to get into 
the homes of the people as much as possible. 
Right here, may we ask an interest in all your 
prayers that God might have his way in all 
that is said and done and that many might 
be brought into the light. 

We recently enjoyed a visit with Brother 
and Sister Bock at La Carlota. We find the 
work there as elsewhere growing very slowly 
for the priest is much in control and the peo- 
ple are very indifferent. The testimony of a 
clean life counts much and the seed sown will 
bear fruit. He has a very promising Sunday 
school started and is doing a good work with 
them. He has many obstacles against which 
to work and he needs your prayers. 

This is but a short account of our journey as 
we are writing a more complete one for the 
Brethren Missionary. Then too, after we are 
out with the Gospel Coach we will be able to 
tell you more about the country and the con- 
ditions of the people as we find them. 

Again we ask an interest in your prayers for 
the Argentine. We are. 

Yours till he comes, 
CLARENCE L. SICKEL. 



THE TEAIiLS AT LOST CREEK 

To our friends who may be interested in our 
welfare and also the Kentucky work: 

Mrs. Teall and I boarded the train at Elk- 
hart, Indiana, Tuesday, December 30, 1919 at 
6:40 A. M. and arrived at Winchester, Ken- 
tucky at 6:45 P. M. We rode all day with 
the exception of fifteen minutes, the time it 
required to make three changes. This place 
is located in the blue grass region where the 
land sells for $400.00 per acre and the main 
crop, or one of them at least, is tobacco, which 
yields $800.00 per acre (but that would be no 
inducement for me). 

At that place we saw lots of colored people, 
plenty of Fords, but few low necks and nar- 
row skirts. So much for Winchester. 

We left this place the following day at 
12:50 P. M. for Haddix, a station within two 
and one-half miles of Lost Creek, arrived at 
Haddix at 6:30, a town of ono dwelling that 
includes the Post Office. When it was becom- 
ing dark the hair fairly stood straight up on 
our heads, as we often say, for when we 
would look out of the train in either direc- 
tion, we at times could only see ten rods dis- 
tant, and we traveled through such country 
for 70 long miles. Occasionally, of course, 
there were open spaces extending as far as 
forty rods one way and one-half mile the 
other. 

By the way, we met our nurse at Winches- 
ter and it was a happy meeting on our part 
at least, and it gave us new inspiration. She 
certainly was a groat blessing to us, as we 
were traveling through that terrible looking 
country. 

As Brother Drushal did not get our card 
that we were coming on that day, there was 
no one to meet us. But Brother and Sister 
Pearce went to the station after a box, riding 
two mules and instead of finding the box, 
three passengers got off. There we were, five 
of us besides all our baggage. As Mrs. Teall 
had not been on an animal since she was a 
girl it required -great courage on our part to 
undertake the trip. But on considering the 
work we were engaged in, we placed her upon 
the back of one of the mules with Brother 
Pearce on behind. They rode this way until 
they got to where it was too steep for the 
mule to carry its burden when Brother Pearce 
dismounted. I was walking when I wasn't 
falling down. It was too dark to see the road 
but I don't believe I could have seen any had 
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THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



MASONTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA 

In a recent report of the happenings in this 
church, we dwelt almost exclusively, upon the 
very sueessful revival service which had been 
conducted by Brother B. T. Burnworth. I am 
glad to say now, that the interest aroused by 
the meeting has borne fruit since the close of 
the meeting, in the confession of three more, 
making a total of 45 confessions, all but two 
of whom have been received into the church. 
The year which has just closed, has been one 
of exceptional blessing to this congregation, 
for in addition to the 54 names which have 
ben written on the roll of members, a splen- 
did spirit of co-operation has been main- 
tained, so that we face the opening of a new 
year with hope and a deep satisfaction. 

The first Sunday of October was observed 
as Kally and Promotion day with a combined 
service in the morning, attended by 170 peo- 
ple. There were addresses by Sunday school 
workers from outside our own number and a 
program of helpfulnes was presented. In the 
evening of that day we followed a custom 
which is as old as my term of service here, 
of having an attorney to deliver the address. 
The speaker this time was the Hon. Eussel 
Carr, of Uniontown, a prominent lawyer and 
Christian gentleman, and an officer of one 
of the leading churches in his city. His 
theme was, "Jesus Christ, the Hope of the 
World, ' ' and his masterful message was heard 
by a splendid audience. 

Under the leadership of our faithful pian- 
ist, another Christmas entertainment was giv- 
en, which was more than worth while. As 
usual, it was seen and heard by a capacity 
house, and all went away helped by the pro- 
gram. How she manages to stage such affairs, 
is beyond me, and I most devoutly virish that 
every church could have a leader of her cali- 
ber. One of the features not on the written 
program, was another surprise for the pastor 
and wife. They were called to the platform 
and each presented with a $50 check, in the 
name of their brethren and their friends. 
Something of this sort has been happening so 
often during the six years of our service 
here, that one need hardly be surprised at its 
recurrence, but this was decidedly the biggest 
yet, and our hearts were almost too full for 
utterance. It is needless to say that it made 
some impression on our purses too, but that 
was soon adjusted. Such expressions of love 
and appreciation are very dear to a pastor's 
heart. Another of the surprises in store for 
the pastor on that evening was the bestowal 
upon him of a beautiful watch charm by the 
Men 's Bible class, of which he has been teach- 
er for six years. This men's class is one of 
the distinct features of this Sunday school, 
for it is not only the largest in point of en- 
rollment, but also in attendance and in offer- 
ings. It is needless to say that the class is 
very near the pastor's heart, and from this 
and other expressions, the feeling is not on 
one side only. 

On New Year's eve, a reception was given 
in honor of the new members received into the 
church during the past year. The gathering 
was held at the church and was largely at- 
tended by members and their friends. An in- 
formal program was rendered in which the his- 
tory of the local congregation, and of the 
whole denomination, as well as the doctrinal 
position of the church, was told to those pres- 
ent. Light refreshments were served at the 
close, and a most enjoyable and helpful eve- 
ning was spent thus. 

The women and girls of the congregation 
have organized a Woman 's Missionary Society, 
which promises to take its place among the 
most active organizations of the brotherhood. 
One of the local goals is the determination to 
enroll in its membership every eligible person 
in the congregation. 

The annual business meeting of the con- 



gregation was held recently, and was an oc- 
casion of much encouragement to us all. All 
reports were of such character as to make the 
heart glad for they bore unmistakable evi- 
dence of the helping hand of God in all the 
undertaking's of the congregation. Our Sun- 
day school report was another of the kind 
which it has been showing for several yearst 
past. With an average attendance for the 
year of 115, its total offerings amounted to 
$737.23. The offerings through the regular 
channels of the church were splendid also. 
Money is not everything by any means, but 
like a weather vane, it shows the direction of 
spiritual interest and when freely contributed, 
speaks volumes as to human ideals and pur- 
poses. At this annual business meeting, the 
pastor received unanimous call to continue his 
services for a seventh year at a substantial 
increase in salary. Thus has the Lord blessed 
us and we unite in giving him praise. 

MAETIN SHIVELY. 



DALIiAS CENTER NOTES 

The Christmas season has passed and an- 
other new year has come to us with bright 
praspects for greater things in the Master's 
work. The fuel situation prevented us hav- 
ing any Christmas program but we had the 
Christmas spirit with us just the same. Just 
after Christmas a knock was heard at the par- 
sonage and upon the invitation to enter a 
party of 50 friends, laden with good cheer 
and best wishes for the coming new year. We 
spent a very pleasant evening together and 
before departing a material token of friend- 
ship and good will was presented to the pas- 
tor and his wife. I mention this to state my 
appreciation of the actual evidence of good 
will on the part of the people and with the 
home that some other congregation that thinks 
the minister is past the sentimental stage of 
life will awaken to the fact that their min- 
ister will feel better and preach better if 
they will show a sociable and loving spirit 
in the open and not all the time in secret. 

The Brethren at Dallas Center have ex- 
ceeded previous offerings for Home Missions 
and for the White Gift. We are encouraged 
with the greater interest on the part of the 
congregation in the greater work of the broth- 
erhood. We find that publicity through the 
Evangelist and other means, of the thought 
and work of the church creates interest. Our 
church here is doing her share willingly with 
the confidence of success in our denomination- 
al plans. 

We are glad to note the reports of good 
meetings held and a deeper spiritual life 
among our people and we trust that the new 
day into which we have entered in the world's 
history will find the Brethren everywhere 
awake and their lamps trimmed and burning 
brightly. K. F. PORTE. 



LA VERNE, CALIFORNIA 

We are rejoicing in the goodness of the 
Lord to us. To him be all the glory and 
praise. As is our custom, we held the annual 
all-day meeting of the church on New Year's 
Day and then found that the past year has 
been the most prosperous year in the history 
of the little church we love. 

First of all, the spiritual life seems high. 
Let us look at the church thermometer — the 
prayer meeting. Attendance has about dou- 
bled — there being 75 percent of the church at- 
tendance in the prayer meeting. Then we are 
becoming more and more of a missionary 
church. Brother Clarence and Sister Loree 
Sickel, two of our own young members, now 
in South America, are proving a great bless- 
ing to the church in this line. Brother Allen 
Pearce and his young wife in Kentucky are 
claiming our interest, sympathy and prayers. 
For although Allen did not leave our ehureh 
directly, it was our pastor who lead him to 



know his Savior up in Canada and brought 
him here for his studies in the Los Angeles 
Bible Institute ard we all know him person- 
ally and love him. Another young couple of 
our Christian Endeavor society have offered 
themselves for the mission work in the South 
and expect to go soon, thus making another 
tie which will bind. The prayer band for the 
African Mission party is again in operation 
and to show further missionary interest, 
about two hundred missionary books have 
been read, this being under the auspices of 
the Christian Endeavor. 

Our home life is being blessed through a 
revival of family worship and private devo- 
tional life. Then there have also been sev- 
eral cases where faith and anointing have 
brought about healing and to the effect that 
others of the community, not known to be- 
lieve in this doctrine has resorted to it and 
been blessed. 

We have been having two weeks of spirit- 
ual feast with Dr. Cook of New York — a man 
of national fame but one who is not afraid 
to stand four-square with the old Book. May 
God continue to use him to strengthen the 
spiritual lives of many others as he has us. 
There have been added to the church during 
the last year twenty-one souls, which speaks 
well for a small town of four churches. 

The financial report of our meeting showed 
that the church has been forging ahead that 
way too. The church raised $4,845.00; the 
Sunday school $555.00; the Christian Endeavor 
$235.00 and the W. H. M. S. $27.00, making a 
total of $5,660.00 for the year. 

The Sunday school has shown a gradual in- 
crease in the last ten years from an average 
attendance of 56 in 1910 to 136 in 1919 — or 
150 percent gain. Last year's average at- 
tendance was 107. The average collection for 
1910 was $1.28, while for 1919 it was $7.36. 
A beautiful Wliite Gift Christmas program 
was enjoyed by an enthusiastic and crowded 
house. The money gift, aside from towels, 
dolls, and other articles, amounted to $250.00, 
for the work in Kentucky. The Young Peo- 
ple's class raised $80.00 and sent it as a per- 
sonal gift to Brother Allen and Sister Pearl 
Pearce. There has been blessed harmony in 
the Sunday school work and we are going 
forth in his strength for a still better year 
for Christ. 

The Christian Endeavor has prospered un- 
der the leadership of our president, Hilda 
Broad. We have eighty members striving to 
live up to the pledge. A class in Expert En- 
deaver has just been completed. Each com- 
mittee has been in splendid working condition. 
The new officers were installed Sunday eve- 
ning by, the president of the Pomona Union 
and they are anxious to get into their new 
duties. 

The New Year's meeting closed with a most 
blessed communion service in the evening — 
about one hundred taking part in it. 

MRS. H. L. GOOD. 

Pomona, California. 

EVANGELISTIC NEWS 

After leaving Lost Creek, Kentucky, I went 
home for about four days and after moving 
my family from Jersey to Philadelphia, I at- 
tended a communion service at the Whole Gos- 
pel Mission, and the next day went to Co- 
lumbus, Ohio, and began a meeting there, No- 
vember 17, for three weeks. The first week 
we had good congregations for that Mission, 
but the second week it rained every day so 
that when we expected to press our invita- 
tions, the unsaved did not come. Only a very 
few came, each evening. The third week it 
cleared and we got our congregation back 
again. We had a good house and interest 
nearly every night, so at the time we had 
programmed to close we had a splendid inter- 
est. 



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I had expected to close and rest five days 
between tlie Columbus and tbe Kittman meet- 
ing but tbey insisted upon me preaching while 
resting. I consented to do so, and we had 
four more nights of services. 

1. I was royally treated by. the Coliimbus 
Mission. They made up all the finances of 
the meeting without any trouble. They surely 
were liberal givers. 

2. We had eleven confessions, whether aU 
will be baptized or not I am not sure. There 
may be one or two who will be opposed by 
parents. 

3. The number of additions was not large 
but most of them were exceptionally fine peo- 
ple for building a permanent work. 

We received some as good as can be found 
in that part of Columbus and they came with 
us for doctrinal reasons, and I believe they 
will stick to the church. 

4. I found that the work had greatly suf- 
fered from unwise leadership and the commu- 
nity has given it a rather black eye, and many 
had quit attending. 

When Brother Christiansen took the work 
several years ago about four and five was the 
average attendance of the prayer meeting, 
now they have about three times as many. 
The church is slowly but I think surely gaining 
the confidence of the community and by the 
wise guidance of the Mission Board and the 
pastor, they will gain a solid foothold. The 
work will not be a rapid growth but a grad- 
ual and permanent one, by careful handling. 
Brother Christiansen will put the work 
upon a solid and permanent basis if he can 
be kept. But the sickness in his family and 
the high cost of living in a large city is hand- 
icapping him financially, but he is gradually 
gaining the confidence of a good solid class 
of people that will make the church perma- 
nent. 

I hope that the state of Ohio will stand 
nobly by the mission as it will soon become 
an influential Brethren church. 

I feel we have put the work upon a more 
solid basis than it has been for years and I 
am hoping to hear that the attendance at Sun- 
day, school and church will continue to im- 
prove till in a comparatively short time it may 
become self supporting. 

I would suggest that it be well supported so 
that the pastor will not be embarrassed in any 
way and kept from pushing the work to suc- 
cess. 

It gives me great pleasure to see one of my 
spiritual children that I baptized and married 
and ordained to the ministry having confi- 
dence and good of the best people in that 
part of Columbus, including several of the 
best teachers of the State University. One 
of the professors of the university, a clergy- 
man attended several of the services and also 
spoke in the highest terms of Brother Chris- 
tiansen. 

He, during the last year before I began the 
meeting, took in several good substantial fam- 
ilies. So that I feel very sure that if he can 
be sufficiently supported to live without finan- 
cial embarrassment that within a few years 
it will become a self supporting church. 

I was well fed and royally entertained in 
every way while with them. 

On the last night of the meeting one of the 
professors from the university was present 
and the church gave a free treat of ice cream 
and cake. So we had a pleasant farewell. 
I. D. BOWMAN. 



AN APPRECIATION 

Expecting to leave Spokane in the spring 
for a. much needed rest before taking up 
other work, we want to express to the broth- 
erhood and the mission board our deep appre- 
ciation of the loyal and steadfast assistance 
in the establishment of this work of God. 
Through the long period of struggle when it 
seemed as though adverse circumstances would 
crush us, our hearts were constantly made 
glad by encouraging and strengthening let- 
ters with substantial assistance enclosed. And 



often are receiving such a message, we would 
take new courage and strive on. But not 
least have we prized the assurance that many 
earnest hearts were holding us up before the 
thorne of God daily, that our faith should not 
fail. 

And now that God has poured out blessing 
upon blessing upon the work here and brought 
it to a succesful establishment, we want you 
to know that your prayers, labors and sacri- 
fices have not been in vain. Neither has our 
gratitude been lacking, and we believe thae 
we have so written to every one that has given 
to the work. 

In the name of our blessed Master, to whom 
we owe it all, we thank you one and all for 
your noble support. 

B. PAUL MILLEE. 

W. 402 Montgomery Avenue. 

AN EVANGELISTIC ITINEKACY 

Beginning the evangelism for the winter at 
home in October we found corn husking and 
daily rains not very conducive to revival 
work. After two weeks Brother Beachler 
came and preached for us a week and also 
solicited the churqh for eudowmtnt. The re- 
sult of this experiment, as he called it in his 
report, was 10 souls saved and $3,000 for the 
college. This time the Pentecostal 3000 the 
college got instead of the local work. We 
closed knowing the ehd of the revival had 
not come. 

Masontown 
Closing our services at home with a commu- 
nion service with 175 present on Sunday, eve- 
ning. Brother Beachler left for Waterloo and 
I went to Masontown, Pennsylvania to assist 
Brother Shively in a meeting. For three 
weeks Brother Shively led the singing and I 
preached. On Sunday afternoons preached at 
two outside points and on the last Sunday af- 
ternoon a splendid communion service was 
held after which I preached my final sermon. 
The meeting has been reported. Suffice it to 
say, that the immediate visible results were 
43 additions to the work. We worked hard 
but it paid well. Never have I been more 
comfortable than in the Shively home. Never 
have I enjoyed three weeks of real comrade- 
. ship more. We had so many things in com- 
mon concerning us that as we visited we 
learned to love each other more. I found one 
secret to Shively 's perpetual youth. Sister 
Shively is a most excellent cook and a very 
discreet pastor's companion. I have a warm 
spot in my heart for Masontown. The people 
received me cordially in their homes, gave me 
a good hearing at church and a good offering 
for my, services. 

Iiistie 

From Masontown I went immediately to 
Listie. Quite a change to get out of the val- 
ley with its gas and coke smoke to the top 
of the mountain where the air was not only 
clear but cool. Listie is another church like 
Masontown in that it has a young pastor. Of 
course I admit my father is some older than 
I am but it does not seem to effect him much 
only in modesty for as I write I now remem- 
ber that he has not so much as reported the 
meeting. So here is the literal translation of 
"He that tooteth not his own horn, the same 
shall not be tooted." Well the sun shone on 
Monday when I climbed the mountain and 
shone again on Monday when I left, the rest 
of the time the rain just poured straight 
down. But the people came and in so short 
a time as a week there were 10 added to the 
church and a real revival had begun; I hope 
it has continued. Of course it was a real 
treat to be home a week. At Listie I found 
a better church than I expected and also a 
fine class of people who treated me royally 
and loyally and gave me a splendid offering 
for my short stay with them. 

We were at Berlin one night, preached to 
a fine audience and found them loud in their 
praises of their pastor and planning larger 
things for the future in the way of a church 
building. We spent part of one day, at Mey- 
ersdale, just long enough to help eat a tur- 



key, meet a few people and start for home 
on an evening train. En route we were at 
Ashland only long enough to find that the col- 
lege is going fine and didn't even get to the 
Publishing House. 

On Sunday morning when we stepped into 
the pulpit we were given a rousing welcome 
by a loud applause, right out in meetia' on 
Sunday morning too. During our month at 
home we have added 11 to the church, had our 
Christmas services giving $112.50 for a White 
Gift. I might say that in my absence the 
church went over the top at Thanksgiving for 
Home Missions. My pulpit was filled accep- 
tably by Brother Z. T. Livengood and Broth- 
er Charles Delp of the Church of the Breth- 
ren. At the end of five years here we find 
we have 380 in Sunday school and 310 mem- 
bers of the church, 139 being added during my 
pastorate. B. T. BUENWORTH. 

Lanark, Illinois. 



HIGHLAND, PENNSYLVANIA 

For some time we have been waiting, that 
we might know just what to write. 

On October the 18 Brother Benj. F. Owen 
of Ashland, Ohio, came to us to assist us in 
our evangelistic campaign, which proved to be 
a great success, although the inclement weath- 
er was a great drawback. It rained almost 
every day for the three weeks that Brother 
Owen was with us. Despite all this the peo- 
ple gave heed to the wonderful messages 
which the evangelist gave, and several made 
the good confession and received baptism by 
the pastor. 

The gospel seed sown by Brother Owen, we 
feel will bring forth fruit in days to come. 

The church is taking greater interest in the 
work of the Kingdom and the people outside 
were attracted by the timely sermons and 
Holy Ghost gospel which Owen preached. The 
meeting closed on Sunday evening after three 
weeks ' effort, all in great spirits and ready for 
the future. Brother Owen stayed over and on 
Tuesday evening gave an African lecture 
which was greatly appreciated, for which he 
took a freewill offering which amounted to 
over $50.00. During the three weeks while 
Brother Owen stayed, there was raised about 
$100.00. I am sure this speaks for the peo- 
ple as to their gratefulness for the service ren- 
dered. Come on, Owen, you are welcome any 
time. 

About the time we were ready to write to 
the Evangelist, we were surprised by a letter 
from Brother George T. Bonk, which gave us 
a call to the church of McLouth, Kansas and 
the pioneer work of that field. This put us on 
edge and we were under great perplexity for 
several days, but after prayer and considera- 
tion we put the proposition up to our church 
and fimally, with broken hearts of both pastor 
and people, we decided it to be the Lord's call 
and accepted the call to the pastorate of the 
McLouth church. 

It is hard to break loose and leave a people 
whom one has learned to love and those who 
have proved their love by their deeds of kind- 
ness. We are sure we can never find a people 
who are more worthy of praise than the peo- 
ple of Highland and vicinity. They are ready 
to: do what they can to advance the cause of 
Christ. 

Since we came here the work has been mov- 
ing nicely. Several have been added to the 
church, and the church is in a fine spiritual 
condition. The church property is out of 
debt, the building has a new coat of paint, a 
new Page fence has been erected this spring, 
also a piano has been installed. All that we 
can say is to pray God to send a man to lead 
them on to victory. 

As we are leaving this lovable people to go 
to McLouth, knowing nothing save by, rec- 
ommendation, we ask the prayers of all who 
are interested in the spread of the gospel and 
the salvation of souls to remember us with the 
church to which we go and that there soon 
shall be many new converts and several new 
churches in the west through these e ffort s and 
sacrifices. THOS. F. HOWELL. 



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(Continued from page 11) 
it been dayliglit on account of the rocks and 
mud. 

But thanks be to the Lord, we got here 
safely and they gave us a cordial welcome. 
We were sorry to find the matron sick, but 
she is up again. School is now in session with 
about forty scholars boarding here, and I can 
Bay they are as bright a collection of children 
as you will find anywhere. But the only way 
you can appreciate the workers' position is to 
come and see. And if you knew the sacrifices 
that some of us are making (when I say some 
1 don't include Mrs. Teall and myself) then 
you would be thankful that you can stay at 
home and have the privilege of giving to the 
work. 

Some of our friends may wonder what we 
are doing here. Well, Mrs. Teall is doing 
cooking, and I am doing, oh well, just what- 
ever they make me do. 

Now I want to say before I close that they 
are certainly doing a great work here and I 
believe it is going to continue by the help of 
God and his children at large. 

Yours in the Work, 
MR. AND MES. CHAS. A. TEALL. 



LATHKOP, CALIFOENIA 
Dear Evangelist Readers: 

Once again I ask a little space in our be- 
loved paper ot report Lathrop's religious wel- 
fare. But first I want to say the Evangelist 
ia surely ' ' a thing of beauty and a joy each 
week." Lathrop is still on the map — very 
still just now since our much loved pastor 
left us for another pastorate. All regretted 
to see him leave. Since then we have not been 
able financially and otherwise to secure a pas- 
tor. Yet we are bravely holding the fort at 
this end of the charge. Which consists of 
Eipon, Colony and Lathrop. We have a very 
fijie Sunday school with a good corps of teach- 
ers and a small though lively Christian En- 
deavor. In my last communication 1 spoke of 
/Sister H. E . R ppr, pig ;1it.y-nTip y p.ars nf ggp qn 
C, Kebruarxi3,Ua2Q,_\vid0BL_Qf_the late Joa. W. 

I Beer, one of_the_foiinders_of the Progressive 
ftrpfhrpn fViiii-'-ii She lives alone and has no 
income other than the small and sometimes un- 
certain sum sent by the Benevolence Board 
of the church, except what good friends pro- 
\ide as they may think of her necessities. She 
has been janitor of our church house but is not 
able for the work longer, as she has rheuma- 
tism in her neck and shoulders to a painful 
degree. Never has she been heard to com- 
plain of her lot, though it is widely known 
that her husband sacrificed a good home for 
the church in the days of its infancy. And 
only by his membership in the Ministerial As- 
sociation was she provided with means at his 
death to bury him. He had been incapacitated 
for active church work for several years be- 
fore death. The only member of the church 
seemingly impressed by my former letter to 
the Evangelist in regard to this matter was 
Sister H. J. Frantz of Enid, Oklahoma, herself 
an aged lady of eighty-one years, who sent one 
dollar to me for Sister Beer and one to start 
a fund to erect a "modest monument" for 
Brother Beer. Another incident of the "wid- 
ow 's mite I " If every family in the church 
would do as much. Sister Beer's care in sick- 
ness and health would be assured. 

Can there be a concerted movement to do 
something for her before it's too late? It 
takes money to buy wood, coal and oil tTo 
warm her little home these cold frosty morn- 
ings. She would not be allowed to suffer for 
such things as long as Lathrop has one mem- 
ber living here. Even worldly folks vie with 
each other in doing for her, remarking the 
while, "It does not pay to give all you have 
to churches. When you get old you're for- 
gotten." She is not a mere member of an 
obscure western church but an honorable mem- 
ber of the first Progressive Brethren church 
ever organized. Would it not be a fine thing 
for each member to send even fifty cents each 
to Brother Louis Bauman, Long Beach, Cali- 



fornia, he to keep in touch with her needs 
through her deacons, J. Milo Wolfe and Ed- 
ward Keyjiolds of Lathrop? I merely sug- 
gest this as a possible solution to a condition 
that, to say the least, is not creditable to our 
church. No wonder young men hesitate to 
enter the ministerial profession when their 
sacrifices are so soon forgotten. Hoping I 
may never feel the necessity of mentioning 
this matter again, I remain. 

Your sister for service, 
LUDA S. REYNOLDS, 



KOANOKE, INDIANA 

As we have not seen any report from Roan- 
oke, we feel that a report from there will not 
be out of order. 

We have been serving these good brethren 
for over one year and must say firstly, that 
a more loyal people to the pastor would be dif- 
ficult to find. While the church at Roanoke is 
not numerically as strong as at Berne yet we 
have some mighty fine brethren there. We 
feel sometimes that Roanoke has not had the 
chance that is due her. We find that there 
have been many things to hinder the work and 
it has taken us one year and more to find a 
way out but thank the God of all Glory that 
we now see the very, brightest year for Roan- 
oke. Now this is human foresight and may we 
not glory only in the Lord Jesus and yet we 
are constrained to believe that if the people 
would only cultivate a forgetful spirit in 
Christ Jesus, (Paul, says forgetting the things 
of the past and reaching forward to the great 
promises of God) we feel quite sure that our 
churches would be surprised at the end of the 
year. 

Roanoke is handicapped by not holding her 
young people as residents but it is because 
there are not many manufacturing plants 
there, and the people either work in Fort 
Wayne or Huntington, or move to those towns, 
or go to some other town for work. So this 
is one of the reasons why they have been at 
a disadvantage. 

But we also find that in the rural commu- 
nity surrounding that very few of them are 
believers. So if we can prevail on the rural 
district we believe there is a great future for 
Roanoke with the faithful of the city mem- 
bership. They, have lost heavily by death in 
some of the leaders. Others have moved away 
so we must depend on the Holy Spirit to send 
others to replace them. Let us remember that 
the Christ of God said to his followers that 
the gates of hell (or hades) shall not prevail 
against the church (Matt. 16:18). We find 
that they have some great talent in the 
young people and may we say that one young 
brother has promised the pastor that he would 
send in gleanings from Boauoke from time to 
time. They have budgeted for the Evangelist 
with 20 subscriptions and more to follow. So 
we feel that it will be the means of bringing 
a great stimulus to the church. We speak 
from experience here at Berne. This is the 
third year at Berae and we could not get 
along without the church paper as a means 
to a great cause here. If any other church 
is handicapped and is not budgeting well, just 
budget and get the Evangelist. 

W. F. JOHNSON. 



MULBERRY GROVE, ILLINOIS 

Immediately after moving my family to 
West Alexandria, Ohio, it was necessary, for 
me to leave to hold a meeting at Mulberry 
Grove, Illinois. I have been waiting to see 
a report of the meeting, but in the absence of 
a report thus far, this report is given. We be- 
gan the meeting October 4th and continued 
for three weeks. This is a very weak church 
(numerically), located six miles in the coun- 
try. Besides the most stubborn spirit of in- 
difference I have ever found, there were sev- 
eral rainy spells which, on their typical Illi- 
nois mud roads, rendered it impossible for 
people to come in their machines, hence the at- 
tendance was much effected. The meeting 



closed with communion services the last night 
with 15 surrounding the Lord's table, but 
without a single addition to the church. Yet 
I am very certain that the meeting was far 
from a failure. The church was greatly 
strengthened and encouraged, as was partly 
evidenced by the fact that these good people 
made us a present of more than $20.00 more 
than was due me, besides the many expres- 
sions of appreciation. 

Furthermore, it was my privilege to discov- 
er here some mighty promising timber for the 
ministry of our beloved church. One young 
man of splendid ability and thorough consecra- 
tion. Brother Claude Studebaker, will be pre- 
pared to accept the pastorate of a church by, 
next September 1. Having taught several 
terms of school, as well as having a pretty 
thorough knowledge of the Bible, he possesses 
splendid ability. His younger brother, John, 
is also seriously considering entering school to 
prepare for the work of the ministry. This 
I believe he will ,do soon. His zeal is of a 
very high order. 

We had our home with Mrs. Etta Stude- 
baker, the mother of Claude and John, and a 
splendid home it was. She has had the joy of 
seeing all her sons and daughters, as well as 
all her daughters-in-law come into the church. 
May God abundantly bless these dear people 
is my prayer. 

Lake Odessa, Michigan 

The meeting here followed the one at Mul- 
berry Grove almost immediately. This meet- 
ing having been reported by the pastor, I shall 
not report at any great length. 

One thing with which I was impressed here 
was that I did not hear one word of criticism 
of Brother Garrison by anyone, which speaks 
for itself as to the confidence of his good peo- 
ple have in him. 

It was our privilege to assist Brother Grisso 
in a meeting here just three weeks ago. We 
were greatly pleased to find the work in fine 
shape and the members as loyal and faithful 
and zealous as before, in spite of the detrac- 
tions incident to the war. This is just one 
of the finest churches in the brotherhood, 
though a decidedly rural church, located six 
miles from Lake 0,dessa. 

Brother Garrison 's home was my home while 
here, and everything was done by them that 
could be done for my comfort. Very greatly 
do I appreciate the many kindnesses shown 
me by, these dear people. May they have a 
great year together. 

GEO. W. KINZIE. 



CLAY CITY TO WEST ALEXANDRIA, 
■ OHIO 

On October first we closed our work as pas- 
tor of the Clay City, church and left to take 
charge of the West Alexandria and New Leb- 
anon, Ohio, churches. As we left the Clay 
City church many happy memories came into 
our minds which made us rejoice at having 
had the privilege of working with these dear 
people for three years, and at the same time 
brought sadness to our hearts at the thought 
of severing the ties that had been formed. 
We shall never forget the many good people 
here for their faithful co-operation and splen- 
did loyalty to the various interests of the 
whole church. Few churches will be found in 
the entire brotherhood which have such a high 
proportion of live, active and talented people 
.as the Clay City church. I am sure that I 
covet for them only the best and richest of 
God's blessings. Under the leadership of 
Brother S. C. Henderson, my successor, I trust 
that they may realize great and continual 
growth. 

Concerning the work at West Alexandria 
and New Lebanon I do not care to speak at 
any great length as yet for the reason that 
I have hardly become really acquainted there- 
with. I had agreed to hold two evangelistic 
meetings previous to accepting the call of the 
churches here. These meetings took my time 
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only been on the field here about two months. 
Then besides this my throat has been giving 
me a great deal of trouble, thus hindering me 
from doing pastoral work and becoming ac- 
quainted with my new fields. Nevertheless, I 
wish to speak of the splendid way in which 
these churches have already responded to the 
calls of our Mission Boards. West Alexandria 
while failing to reach the goal for Home Mis- 
sions at Thanksgiving time, gave almost twice 
as much this year as last. The New Lebanon 
church also had an entertainment and White 
Gift offering at Christmas time. The enter- 
tainment was a great success, and the offering 
amounted to $22.00. 

The good people comprising these congre- 
gations have also not been unmindful of the 
physical needs and comforts of their pastor 
and his family. Different members of the 
West Alexandria congregation have from time 
to time contributed various eatables. Then 
on Tuesday night before New Years Day, 
when the New Lebanon church held their busi- 
ness meeting, the pastor was directed to one 
of the Sunday school rooms where, to his com- 
plete surprise, he was presented with canned 
goods, vegetables, meats, lard, flour, etc., 
amounting to nearly upwards of $25.00 in 
value. I assure you that these tokens of good 
will were appreciated most heartily. By the 
way this donation came near being a birthday 
present to the pastor. Two days later it would 
have been such. Prior to this the good peo- 
ple of both congregations united in giving us 
a "Chicken shower." Baachler, having just 
been here in the endowment campaign was 
strongly impressed with the appropriateness of 
this kind of a " Shower. ' ' 

We very urgently request the prayers of the 
entire brotherhood. 

GEO. W. KtNZIE. 



CAMPAIGN NOTES 

I am reporting our canvass in two 
churches this week, viz., Homerville and Sa- 
lem. I spent Sunday, December 14th. in 
the Homerville congregation preaching 
morning and evening. And I suspect that by 
this time the Homerville Brethren have con- 
cluded that I forgot to report them. How- 
ever, such is not the case. I have simply 
been deferring the report in order that the 
non-resident members of this church might 
have ample time, if they so desired, to con- 
tribute their part in making the grand finals 
for Homerville more nearly what they ought 
to be. But the time has come when I must 
report. 

Brother Fred Vanator, a young preacher 
in the college, is serving this church as pas- 
tor. Brother Vanator was with us during our 
canvass among his people. It is only fair to 
say that his work among this people is high- 
ly appreciated, and he has the implicit con- 
fidence of all. This congregation is also the 
home of Dr. E. E. Jacobs, president of the 
college. It was in this church that Dr. Jacobs 
enlisted in the service of Christ, and it was 
for this congregation that his father, Bro- 
ther Henry Jacobs preached for many years. 
Homerville is therefore linked up with the 
college in a unique and vital way. 

Though Homerville is a small country 
congregation with its own struggles and its 
own problems, I found here very warm, loyal 
friends both for the college and Dr. Jacobs. 
The Homerville people have known Dr. Ja- 
cobs from his boyhood and they believe in 
his Christian integrity and his ability to suc- 
cessfully direct the affairs of our school. 
And what was done for the college by way 
of endowment was done very cheerfully. 
When I report $500 for Homerville it may 
not sound very big from a distance; but 
those who know best the congregation will 
consent that that result is good. 

While in this place I received kmd hospi- 
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time and without that horse we could not 
have made the canvass. 

Salem Chuich. 

Salem church is a small congregation in 
Miami Valley, but it has some big people in 
it — not big necessarily from the standpoint 
of stature but big from the standpoint of 
faith and courage and loyalty. This is the 
field in which Brother "Jimmy" Cook Is 
holding forth; and my brief observation of 
Brother "Jimmy" and his work served to 
assure me that he is putting into his church 
the very best that is in him and a whole 
lot of it. 

This was the first church to be visited in 
Miami Valley. Needless to say there is no 
place in our brotherhood where I feel as 
much at home as in Miami Valley, because 
it was my home and the field of my first 
work in the ministry. And to labor with Bro- 
ther Cook among people whom I know so 
well was a continuous round of pleasure. We 
had a mighty good time at Salem. I be- 
lieve Brother Cook will say we did too. 

Well this little congregation went $500 
for endowment. Now I want to explain that 
here is a result that ought to make Ohio 
churches sit up and take notice. Salem is 
not at all strong numerically; and yet, when 
there seemed no other way out this little 
congi-egation had the grit, and the backbone 
to tackle a preacher for aU time, and they 
are getting across with it. Besides, the first 
night I was there I talked endowment so 
strong that I put the light plant hopelessly 
out of commission, and so they have the 
light problem, and other local improvements 
to meet very soon. But in spite of a stiff 
local program like that Salerii still had $500 
to invest in permanent endowment for our 
college. And I am prepared to pronounce 
that a very fine result, when all things are 
considered. Brother Cook has the Salem 
work humming, and what I saw at Salem 
served to confirm more deeply two notions 
I have had in my mind for a long time — 
first, that God surely does help congrega- 
tions that try to help themselves. And sec- 
ond, that more than one smaller congrega- 
tion in our brotherhood would not have died 
or would not be dying if there were a re- 
baptism of faith and backbone among us and 
a renewed determination to tackle big, hard 
propositions. Some churches die as they sit 
around waiting for God to rain something 
down out of heaven into their laps. But Sa- 
lem refused to die and she refused to sit 
around and wait. Salem started something. 
And the outlook for Salem looks good to me. 

Miss Josie Wogaman, a member of last 
year's senior class in the college is a mem- 
ber of this congregation and a strong boos- 
ter for her Alma Mater. She is a successful 
teacher in one of the high schools of the 
Valley. I was entertained in the Wogaman 
home, also in the Shank and King homes. 
Besides, Brother Cook took good care of me 
in his home also, and drove me over his 
charge in his automobile. I am very much. 
indebted to Brother Cook and his good peo- 
ple for the part they have played in mak- 
ing the mercury move a little higher up. 

This brings the mercury now to $136,500. 
I also have two churches to report for next 
week — West Alexandria and New Lebanon. 
I will say that we are getting so close to 
the $140,000 mark that we can stand on tip 
toe and look over. Besides, it is interesting 
to note that the first 13 Ohio churches have 
gone approximately $21,000. By this time I 
am measurably sure that Ohio will step up 
beside Pennsylvania at $40,000. 

No doubt by this time many are weary of 
reading Campaign Notes. But not a soul in 
the brotherhood is a hundredth part as 
weary of seeing these notes as I am weary 
of plugging away at the job. So after all I 
figure that if I can stand my part of the 
job the rest of the brotherhood ought to be 
able to endure the "Notes." The biggest 
thing about it is the fact that the work we 
are doing is of a permanent nature. Every 
thousand dollars reported for permanent en- 



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dowment, invested at 6 per cent will earn 
$60.00 every year in the long unborn years 
of the future which will go to maintain our 
one and only school, which MUST and 
WILL continually become a larger, stronger, 
better school. If anybody can give me a 
plan for speeding this campaign through I 
am wide open for suggestions. But personal- 
ly I will say this, that while I have found 
the people of our brotherhood a fine, loyal 
people, I have not found them very strong 
on this ' ' speed stuff. ' ' I recommend that we 
all hold still and steady. A great enterprise 
in our church is nearing completion and I 
maintain that we can afford to be patient. 
WM. H. BEACHLEK, 
Campaign Secretary. 



COLLEGE NEWS 

I was in Berlin, Pa., over Sunday, January 
18, and preached morning and evening. I had 
planned to go over to Myersdale also, but the 
storm made it impossible. Brother Trout was 
not at home, being engaged in a series of 
meetings at Johnstown. However, his church 
showed me every hospitality and I am under 
obligations especially to Brother Seibert and 
family and to Brother Kimmel and family and 
Mrs. Trout for their very, great kindness to 
me. 

The Loyal Helper's Sunday School Class of 
the Waterloo congregation recently sent me 
$3.00 to pay for the framing of one of the 
pictures I had previously spoken of. The pic- 
ture is framed and hung. Many thanks. 
Others please take notice. 

Brother Beachler's work has been seriously 
handicapped by the weather. Still, it is good 
tc have him around the College here occasion- 
ally. 

Plans are under way for a series of debates 
with two nearby, colleges, Berea and Bluffton. 
Dr. L. L. Garber, head of the English Depart- 
ment has this under advisement. 

Eecent outside chapel speakers have been, 
Mr. George Hildebrand, president of the 
Chamber of Commerce, Ashland, Ohio; Dr. H. 
S. Cope, secretary of the Religious Education 
Association; and Dr. Young, formerly of the 
University of Virginia, later of Chicago Uni- 
versity, and now of California. 

Meeting of the College Board the last of 
this week. 

EDWIN E. JACOBS. 



THE TIE THAT BINDS 



RICHARDS - LEVIS — Brother Jesse B. 
Richards and Miss Alice Levis were united 
in marriage at the home of the bride, Thurs- 
day evening, December 18, before a small 
number of invited guests and friends. The 
groom is a popular yoang- farmer and the 
bride was a school teacher. May they be 
richly blessed as they journey together 
through life. Ceremony by Freeman Ankrum. 

GETTLE-HAYNES — Mr. Ralph Settle of 
Green Mountain and Miss Eva Haynes, 
daughter Brother J. O. Haynes, were united 
in marriage, Thursday evening, January 1, 
before a large number of relatives and 
friends, at the home of the bride. These 
are popular young people and their many 
friends wish them the best of life's bless- 
ings. Ceremony by Freeman Ankrum. , 

SMITH- LOVE — On the evening before 
Thanksgiving, November 26, 1919, Mr. John 
J. Smith and Miss Myrtle B. Love were united 
in marriage. The wedding took place at the 
fine country home of the bride's mother, 
Mrs. Emma Love, near Somerset, Ohio. Only 
the members of the immediate families of 
the contracting parties and a few invited 
guests were present. The beautiful ring cer- 
emony was used and the service w^as beauti- 
fully appropriate to the whole arrangement 
of the occasion. At the rendition of the wed- 
ding march the high contracting parties 
with their attendants took their places un- 
der an arch of flowers and as the strains of 
the music died away the writer read the 



service. After Congratulations a fine wed- 
ding dinner was served. The evening was 
spent in the social pleasantries of such an 
occasion. May the blessing of our heavenly 
Father rest richly upon these fine young 
people. J. ALLEN MILLER. 

SNOWBBRGER-BURNS — Leon Snowberger 
and Grace Burns were united in holy wed- 
lock at the beautiful home of the groom"s 
grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. John Brum- 
baugh at Roanoke, Indiana, December 24. 
After the ceremony a beautiful supper was 
served. Those present were the groom's 
parents and grandparents, the bride's par- 
ents. Miss Mildred Zant, Misses Alava and 
Marcell, sisters of the groom and the pastor 
and his wife. The groom is a member of the 
Brethren church at Roanoke: the bride is a 
member of the Christian church. Both are 
highly esteemed young people of Roanoke. 
Ceremony by the groom's pastor. 

W. F. JOHNSON. 

BRATTEN - CORDIER — Friday evening, 
December 12, was an eventful occasion for 
two young people at Louisville, Ohio, Irl F. 
Bratten and Elsie M. Cordier were united In 
holy marriage, the ring ceremony being 
used. Mr. and Mrs. Bratten are both among 
Louisville's most popular young people and 
are prominent in church, social and musical 
circles. May they be richly blessed in the 
new life. Ceremony by the writer. 

E. M. RIDDLE. 

PLUNK-TEAGGER — Thomas H. Plunk of 
Johnstown and Miss Mildred Teager of 
Franklin Borough, were united in marriage 
on the evening of December 24, at Con- 
emaugh Brethren church. 

Miss Teager was one of our faithful young 
women, was a teacher in the Sunday school 
and a member of the church choir. May God 
bless them in their new home. Ceremony by 
the writer. E. P. BTERS. 

FORD-GOOD — Christian S. Ford and Carrie 
I. Good, both of Conemaugh, were united in 
marriage on the evening of January 1, at 
the parsonage of the Conemaugh Brethren 
church. Mr. Ford and his bride are both active 
members of the Conemaugh Brethren Church, 
he being a member of the board of deacons. 
Mr. Ford has been a member of the Breth- 
ren church for 35 years, his wife has also 
been a life long member of the church. May 
God richly bless them as they labor together. 
Ceremony by the writer. E. F. BTERS. 

OSWALT-CRUUEA — Harry Oswalt, mem- 
ber of the Brethren church of West Alexan- 
dria, Ohio, and only son of Brother and Sis- 
ter Oliver Oswalt, and Thelma Mildred Cruea 
were united in marriage by the writer on 
November 27,1919. Ceremony at the parson- 
age. May their wedded life be long and 
happy. GEO. W. KINZIE. 



IN THE SHADOW 



PRICE — ^Vergil May Price, the only daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. John Price of New Leba- 
non, Ohio, died December 19, 1919, aged 19 
years, 10 months and 11 days. Miss Price 
died of tuberculosis in a hospital near 
Cleveland, Ohio. She was a member of the 
Brethren church, having united ivhen but 
eleven years of age. May the God of all 
grace sustain and comfort her sorrowing 
parents and brother. Funeral services by 
her pastor, GSOO. W. KINZIE. 

SWIHART — Minnie Luella Bowman was 
born in Miama County, Indiana July 5, 1877. 
She departed this life January 77, 1920, at 
the age of 42 years, 6 months and 2 days. 

On the second day of April 1895, she was 
united in marriage to David Swihart, to 
which union five children were born. 
Marie Elvira, Lois Alfretta, Orpha Leona, 
Millard Ugene and Bettie Ann who preceded 
her mother to the glory land. 

Minnie confessed Christ early In life and 
united with the Brethren church and re- 
mained true till death. Although she was 
a great sufferer, during her last Illness, she 
bore all with patience looking forward with 
faith to a place in the kingdom of God and 
departed in peace trusting in her God. She 
was a faithful wife and mother. Services by 
L. W. Ditch assisted by C. C. Grlsso and the 
writer. WILLIS E. RONK. 

DEFITENBAUGH — George Grant Deften- 
baugh was born in Fayette county, Pennsyl- 
vania, October 30, 1867. He died at his late 
home near Wooster, Ohio, January 10, 1920. 
About thirty years ago the writer baptized 
him and received him into the Brethren 
church. On July 28, 1892, he was united in 
marriage to Miss Anna M. Davidson and 
since then has lived near Wooster. He 
leaves his wife, two sons, two grandsons, 
five brothers and two sisters and his aged 
parents. Brother and Sister Conrad Deffen- 
b.augh of the Masontown, Pennsylvania 
church. Brother Deffenbaugh was a good 
man. His task on earth Is done. He has 



gone to his reward. For many years he was 
a great sufferer but he bore his trial patient- 
ly. Private services were conducted at the 
hom by th writer. Interment at the beauti- 
ful cemetary of Wooster. May God comfort 
the friends In the hope of a blessed life In 
heaven. J. ALLEN MILLER. 

GrRtTBB — ■ Brother Henry Grubb of near 
Mt. Vernon, Ohio, passed away at the ripe 
old age of more than four score years. Many 
years ago he united ■with the Brethren 
church and remained faithful until death. He 
lived a noble and sincere life. He left a 
memory that the children may cherish with 
growing love for their father. Though he 
has passed on, dead as men say, yet he lives. 
The services were conducted by the writer. 
J. ALLEN MILLER. 

HUMPHREY — Oren E. Humphrey passed 
away at the Deaconess Hospital, Marshall- 
town, Iowa, Saturday morning, December 13, 
following an operation. He was born near 
Lancaster, Missouri, 1891. He was united 
with the Christian church in Missouri and in 
the fall of 1915, unted with the Carleton 
Brethren church of which he remained a 
faithful and consistent member until his 
death. He leaves to mourn his departure, his 
widow, daughter Loreta, aged four, and son 
Edwin, aged 13 months, besides many other 
relatives and friends. Oren was very popu- 
lar and an Immense crowd gathered to pay 
their last respects to him. Services were 
held in the Carleton Brethren church and he 
was laid away in the nearby cemetery. 
May the sorrowing widow and friends be 
comforted in their grief. Servces by the 
pastor. FREEMAN ANKRUM. 

OAKS — Allen Elwood Oaks, of West 
Point near Conemaugh, departed this life 
on the morning of January 3. Death was 
due to cancer of the face. 

Brother Oakes was a member of the Con- 
emaugh Brethren church, and was a good 
husband and a loving father, and is worthy 
of Anthony's compliment to Brutus: 
"His life was gentle, and the elements 
So mixed in him, that Nature might stand 

up 
And say to all the world, 'This was a 
man.' " 
Brother Oaks was called home when In 
the prime of life, being only 38 years of age. 
He is survived by his widow, Sarah Head- 
rick Oaks, and two children, Leroy and Ar- 
lien. May the God of peace, comfort the 
hearts of those that mourn the loss of hus- 
band and father. Services by the under- 
signed, assisted by G. H. Jones. 

E. F. BTERS. 

ROLIjIIVS — Charles Ellerv Rollins, son of 
Brother and Sister Ellery Rollins, of Cone- 
maugh Pennsylvania, died on January 14, 
1920. On account of the illness of Brother 
Byers, the pastor, the undersigned was 
called upon for the service. The prayers of 
a large number of brethren go with the be- 
reaved parents in their sorrow. Jesus said. 
Interment in Hendricks cemetery. 

G. H. JONES. 

KETM — Jonas M. Keim was born in Holmes 
County. Ohio, April 21, 1843 and departed 
this life January 15, 1920. The larger part 
of his life was spent in and near Louisville, 
Ohio. August 8, 1862 he enlisted for service 
in the Civil War at Mapleton, Ohio, in Co. B. 
115 Reg. and served 3 years. He was a char- 
ter member of the Brethren church at Louis- 
ville. 

The McKinley Post was present and paid 
their tribute of respect to their departed 
comrade. Services in charge of his pastor. 
E. M. RIDDLE. 

I ASHLAND COLLEGE | 

t Ashland, Ohio t 

^ t 

•I- The Second Semester will open Febru- j 

fary 2nd. ? 
There will be some new courses bo % 

i* that students may enter then and earn 

4- a half year credit. 

•I- There ought to be twenty-five young 

^ people in the church who will enter for 

T this Semester. 

^ Also, keep in mind the Summer Ses- 

Jl sion, fully recognized by the State De- 

? partment of Public Instruction. J* 

? Address 4 

% EDWIN E. JACOBS, Ph.D., ? 

j Ashland, Ohio. j 

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WHERE DO MINISTERS COME FROM? 

Do they Just happen? 



"Trained Christian Leader- 
ship is the Supreme Hu- 
man Need in this Uupre- 
cedented Age of World 
Upheaval and Adjust- 
ment'' 



If you had to supply the Brethren Church with 
ministers and missionaries for the next 25 years, how 
would you do it? 

How many young people has your church sent 
into definite Christian leadership in the last 15 years? 



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TABLE OF 

A Note of Assurance from a Conservative Guide — Editor, 2 

Illiteracy of American Born Children — ^Editor, 3 

Editorial Review, 3 

Making the Program Count — Prof. E- G. Mason, 4 

Christianity the Racial Religion — E. E. Jacobs, Ph.D., 5 

Additional Editorial Report Concerning Interchurch Plans, 6 

Fighting Satan and the Powers of Darkness — Mrs. S. C. Kirk- 

patrick, 7 

The Preeminence of Christ's Person — C. H. Ashman, 8 

How to Pray— E. M. Riddle, 9 



CONTENTS 

Christianity in Prophecy — T. Darley Allen, 9 

Teacher Training Graduation — J. A. Garber, ; 10 

Provide Training for Children and Youth — J. A. Garber, 10 

Report of Junior Society, Nappanee, 10 

Report of Winona Intermediate Session, 11 

Why An Intermediate Society, 11 

Our Juniors, 11 

News from the Eield, 12-13 

Report of General Missionary Secretary, . . .; 14-15 

Business Manager 's Corner, 16 



ED ITORI AL 

A Note of Assurance From A Conservative Guide 



Perhaps one of the most widely read among the conservative 
preacher's magazines is The Expositor and Current Anecdotes of 
which F. M. Barton is editor. We have never heard of Mr. Barton 
being accused of being too radical in propagating a new movement 
or of going afield in the theological tone of his magazine. He is 
everywhere considered safely orthodox and is criticised for being too 
conservative by some schools. It would, be safe to say that more 
Brethren preachers are readers of this magazine than any other dis- 
tinctively preacher's magazine published. While Mr. Barton is con- 
servative, theologically speaking, he is awake to and carefully scru- 
tinizes every new move that challenges the attention of the churches 
and gives his readers the benefit of his interpretation and valuation. 
We would not expect him to be quiet therefore concerning the Inter- 
church World Movement. Many of our preachers have already read 
what he has to say about it, but for the benefit of our great family 
of lay readers we will give his editorial in the February number of 
his magazine a place in these columns: 

' ' The Interchurch AVorld Movement has caused considerable mis- 
giving among men who are earnest in promoting the kingdom of 
heaven on earth. I came to the conference here to question it for 
the benefit of the 15.000 preachers in The Expositor brotherhood — to 
report to you — bearing in mind that if it is to succeed that you read- 
ers, and the other preachers in America will have to do much of the 
burdensome work. We all know how heavily we are burdened now. 
Many of us are worried over inadequate salaries, which are the cause 
of thousands going into debt for foo.d and clothing. I came to view 
it as your representative, to weigh it, and to determine for you, 
whether it was worth the sacrifice it will require from you and your 
people. The general question in the religious world today is, What 
do you think of the Interchurch Movement. 

"One session of the conference determined one thing for me un- 
rbistakably — that is that Jesus Christ is' in the Interchurch Move- 
ment. What led to that conclusion? For twenty-five years I have 
been as certain of John Mott's being a Spirit-filled man as I was 
sure of my own salvation. But I wondered how much he had to 
hedge or compromise for the Y. M. C. A. during the war. The war 
has been a severe test to men of high places — even our president, 
judging from his actions on temperance, seems to have lost his religion 
under the strain, in Paris, or between there and America. 

"But Mott had not been speaking long in the opening address 
until I was sure he was in close communion with the Captain of our 
salvation; that his correspondence fixed with heaven, had not been 
iatenupted; and when he said there was no slate, or cut-and-dried 



program, or an effort to do a big thing merely for the sake of ifl 
being big, I believed him. He knows world conditions as no other 
man. When he said that forces of evil are coming upon us like a 
flood, and that all churcnes must work together — not unite in one 
big unwieldy organization — I believed him. 

"But when S. Earl Taylor followed him with facts showing re- 
sults of the multiplicity of our individual activities, clinching the 
need of co-operation, I began to be sure. 

"Dr. P. F. Patton said that China is at a door, looking to Amer- 
ica to open it, and that 2,500 missionaries are depending prayerfully 
on word from the Interchurch Movement, of re-inforeement and sup- 
plies. 

' ' Then came Sherwood Eddy, who said that the world war moved 
masses in India, and that what is practically home rule for India was 
putting on the leaders responsibilities which they could not discharge 
without Christian character. 

' ' Then came Dr. S. G. Inman, relating the needs of South Amer- 
ica. Our criss-cross occupation by different forces has not touched 
the fringe of this continent, whose leaders formerly looked up to 
Europe, but now look to the United States. They are crying to us, 
'Light, more light.' One class in English increased from 6 to 256 
since the war. 

' ' Samuel M. Zwemer, the prime-minister of the Kingdom to the 
Mohammedan world, told us Mohammedanism united was growing 
faster than Christianity, and if Christianity fails, that Mohammedan- 
ism stands ready to rule the heathen world. Nothing less than the 
correlated efforts of all the families of churches can stem the black, 
onru'shing storm. The powers of evil, anarehy, heathenism, Islamism 
are acting in concert to destroy the Christian world and only a world 
movement only an interchurch movement can meet these forces. We 
went into the war not only to save humanity, but with the knowledge 
that if we did not, the German hordes would do to our America what 
they did to France and Belgium. ■ 

"The Christian churches and forces of America are going into 
the Interchurch World Movement not only to save others, but in sav- ' 
ing others we save our own land for Jesus Christ. 

"Therefore the sure knowledge that Christ is in the Interchurch 
Movements puts me in a different relation to it. It matters not so 
much what we think of it, or how we judge it, but it matters a great 
deal what the Interchurch Movement thinks of our attitude towards 
it, how the spirit of Christ in it shall judge our co-operation or lack 
of co-operation. 

"The Son of God goes forth to war — a kingly crown to gain — his 
blood-red banner streams afar. Who follows in his train?" 



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Illiteracy of American Born Children 

That many American-born children are growing up illiterate is 
)wn by figures given in the Seventh Annual Report of the Chief 
the Children 's Bureau of the U. S. Department of Labor. These 
ures were collected in connection with the Bureau's administration 
the Child Labor Act of 1916 which was later declared unconstitu- 
nal. They cover five states in which the employment of chil- 
an was general. 

Of 19,696 children between 14 and 16 years old to whom certi- 
ites were issued, more than one-fourth could not write their names 
[ibly. Nearly 10 percent had never gone beyond the first grade 
3 considerably more than half were in the fourth grade or lower 
len they left school. Only about three percent were in eighth 
ide and about one in a hundred had reached high school. 

These children were native Americans. Of the whole number, 
ly 24 were foreign born. The responsibility for their neglect, the 
roort points out, is not merely a local one. The United States is 
]'w offering to the states financial assistance and expert advice in 
oviding for the vocational education of children. A similar nation- 
policy might well be followed in regard to elementary, education. 
It is generally agreed," says the report, "that .... the edu- 
ional opportunities offered the rural child are inferior to those 
'ered the children in cities or industrial towns. Illiteracy is every- 
ere higher in the rural than in the urban population. Unless 
jbmpt attention be given the problem the children of the present 
ineration will not be assured at least the elementary education 
lich every citizen in a republic should have. We surely cannot 
'ord to ignore the need of a national guaranty of at least an ele- 
sntary education for all the children of the country." 

EDITORIAL REVIEW 

Brother Christiansen calls the attention of Ohio pastors to the 
istor's Interchurch Conference at Columbus, February 16 to 18. 

Brother Gearhart gives us quite a detailed report of the receipts 
both home and foreign missions. He displays great care in his 
jrk which all will appreciate. 

A number of the college trustees found time to give us a brief 
,11 at the Publishing House. We are always glad to have the Breth- 
n call. 

Are you planning to observe Father and Son week in your 
lureh? Think of the opportunities it affords. The time is the third 
eek in February. 

Don't fail to look promptly at the Christian Endeavor depart- 
ent this week; it will interest you. It contains some bright Chris- 
a,n Endeavor faces and some spicy Christian Endeavor news. Bead 
rery, word. 

Brother Eeed, our correspondent at Los Angeles First church 
rites us that "the new church foundation is now all in and the 
'amework is going up. Brother Jennings is doing fine work and has 
reatly unified the people." 

The Business Manager's Eeport is very encouraging. The Evan- 
elist family is still growing. We welcome Eoanoke, Virginia and 
enter Chapel, Indiana and congratulate their pastors in leading their 
eople in this accomplishment. 

After reading under the Sunday School department concerning 
lie Teacher Training graduates, as reported by the superintendent 
f that department, Prof. J. A. Garber, perhaps your school will be 
ncouraged to begin a class, if it has none. 

Wherever Brother Homer Anderson goes we know he will be a 
oyal supporter of the Evangelist; he is proving it at his charge in 
bwa. We thank him for his loyalty. He is now in a revival at Mil- 
ersburg. We pray that God may give him and his people the vic- 
ory. 

A brief but splendid report comes to us from the Compton Ave- 
me church of Los Angeles. A goodly number of new members have 
)een added to the church during the year and the Sunday school has 
)een a large contributing factor. Every .department of the work is 
ceported in good condition. 



Brother A. D. Gnagey was called to Pittsburgh last week to assist 
Brother Harley in jubilating over the burning of the note on the 
First Brethren church. Brother Gnagey reports a most enjoyable trip 
and states that the church shows every evidence of being in splendid 
condition. After a long struggle it is now free from debt. 

Attention of the ministers is called to the fact that beginning 
about February 16 there will be held in the various states, confer- 
ences to acquaint the ministers with the plans and purposes of the 
Interchurch World Movement. This is a chance to get first-hand in- 
formation concerning this great new movement that has come among 
us. 

Brother E. Glenn Mason, the Ohio Benevolence Director, calls the 
attention of the Ohio churches to the offering that should very soon 
be in the hands of Brother Herman E. Eoscoe, of Goshen, Indiana. 
That offering is the one which General Conference authorized to be 
taken for the benefit of the superannuated ministers. Brother Mason 
wishes that Ohio churches shall make a 100 percent response. 

Brother I. D. Bowman calls our attention to an error that escaped 
the proof reader in his report of the Eittman meeting in Evangelist 
dated January 21. It should have read "Several preachers" instead 
of "Several hundred preachers." We are sorry for the mistake and 
have called the attention of the one who reads the proof to the matter 
that there may be greater care exercised. 

Brother Lowman, of the Fillmore, California, church, writes that 
his congregation is taking on new life and starting the new year in 
fine shape after having recovered from a smallpox epidemic during 
which several Brethren families were afflicted. Brother Lowman an- 
nounces that he is leaving Fillmore in April and is open to a call to 
another pastorate or possibly evangelistic work. 

The College trustees were in session at Ashland last week and 
some plans for the further progress of our only educational institu- 
tion were laid. In due time the brotherhood will doubtless be in- 
formed of the larger plans. The church never realized more than now 
how vitally important Ashland College is to its success and growth 
and never was interest keener in all that pertains to the welfare of 
our college. 

Brother W. C. Teeter reports that Dayton is making some inter- 
esting history under the leadership of Brother E. M. Cobb, and that 
there has been set before the church for the coming year a challeng- 
ing program. They have given their pastor a call to continue his 
services with them for another year and have very kindly granted 
him a vacation with full pay, so that Brother and Sister Cobb may, 
visit their children on the Coast during the summer. 

The work at Limestone, Tennessee, under the shepherding care of 
Sister Mary Pence, is going forward steadily and surely, and we have 
no doubt that the future will find, as the pastor suggests, not only a 
strong church at limestone, but a number of churches round about. 
And we are sure those future' churches will be loyal to every interest 
of the Brethren church because every Limestone Brethren home is a 
reader of The Evangelist. 

Brother Cover's report of his work at Hagerstown, Maryland, 
shows that progress is being realized. A number of new members 
have been added to the church since last report. The "largest yet" 
White \jut offering as well as the "largest yet" other offerings 
show that the pastor's incessant teaching of missions is having its 
' desired result. His good people showed their appreciation of the faith- 
ful services of their pastor and his wife by presenting them with 
a $200 Christmas gift and the teacher training class rewarded their 
teacher, the pastor, with a gold coin. 

Brother Bell writes that the meeting at Morrill, Kansas, was 
"very satisfactory" in spite of the cold weather and fuel shortage 
and that the energy of Brother Whitted, the pastor, and his faithful 
woodmen prevented the necessity of a shut-down. A church that has 
contributed as many noble leaders to the church as has Morrill, will 
of course have enough noblOf men at home to cope with a little diffi- 
culty like a fuel shortage. Brother Bell writes from Hamlin \frhere 
he is engaged in a two weeks' meeting and from there he j goes to 
Pittsburgh in February to assist Brother Harley in a meeting. 



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GENER AL AR TICLES 

Making the Program Count. By Prof, e. g. Mason 

(Address delivered at Ohio State Conference, Canton) 



How this or that great man or woman achieved his suc- 
cess, is the thing that appeals most strongly to our youth 
and ambition. If we were accorded the privilege of inter- 
viewing any great man, as Thomas A. Edison, Luther Bur- 
bank, Henry Ford, John Wanamaker or President Wilson, 
or any other man of international reputation and of asking 
him the secret of Ms success, I am sure that he would answer 
in much this same way: (1) a vision of the future; (2) a 
definite program toward making this vision real, and (3) 
hard and persistent work in working out this program. The 
policy of such men may Avell be followed in religious work. 

In all work connected with the betterment of a person 
or a community, a goal to be reached is first of all a neces- 
sity. Next, a program must be mapped out carefully plan- 
ning the work to be done step by step toward the reaching 
of the goal. Lastly, the doing of the work is a necessity. 
There are those whose visions are clear and lofty, but these 
visions are never realized because they are not backed up 
with the working out of a definite program. These we call 
dreamers. They are the idealists. They are necessary be- 
cause they furnish the visions for those who can see none 
for themselves. But their work would be much more effec- 
tive if they could follow up their dreams with realization. 
There are those who are experts at plamiing a program 
for others to work out. These are organizers. They are as 
necessary as the dreamers; but they, too are most valuable 
when they back up their organization with hard and consis- 
tent work. Sometimes the last class is far the largest. Each 
of us falls into one class or the other, so there is work for 
all of us to do. There must be vision, organization and work 
in every successful Young People's Society. These are fun- 
damental. 

The program must be viewed from two angles (1) the 
weekly program or prayer meeting during the rendition of 
which the members take an active part. (2) A community 
•program intended for the raising of the standards of the 
community in which the society is formed. 

This leads us to our first consideration. What shall our 
program count for? 

First, it must count for an increased interest in spiritual 
things on the part of our young people. If our rendition of 
the weekly program fails to do this our work has lost much 
that should be done. 

In the rush and bustle of a busy world, the quickening 
of the spiritual life is neglected and it assumes instead, the 
aspect of a deadening. The past few years have seen the 
world's history increased by many volumes. Affairs of world 
wide importance have flashed before our vision with light- 
ning-like rapidity. History is being made so rapidly that 
most of us can not keep up with-it. Local, national and 
world-wide affairs have occupied our minds so fully that we 
are apt to crowd interest in spiritual things out of our lives. 
In no small measure nas it been crowded out of the lives of 
our young people, and the end is not yet. While America 
was wrapped body and soul in the problems of the great 
war, our nerves were screwed up fo the highest tension. We 
were all constantly upon our guard. We served more faith- 
fully; we saved, both food and money, more carefully, and 
we lived more spiritually. Yes, we lived more spiritually. 
Men and women who did not ally themselves to any church 
or religiotis organization, not only thought upon spiritual 
things but acted in a spiritual manner and were the better 
for it. Then the armistice was signed. What then? Just as 
the farmer or laborer after a hard day's work sits serenely 
down and rests ; or the horse after a hard pull leans back in 
the harness and rests, so the American people since the ten- 
sion of the war is over, have settled back and say, "Let us 



rest awhile, while the world moves on." This resting bu 
ness is a dangerous business. While closing our eyes ai 
resting, Ave are apt to let the world slip back again deep 
than ever into the mire. It is all right if we rest with o 
eyes open and gather strength for another attack, but if i 
rest and let the load run back it is dangerous. Since t 
cessation of hostilities, there has been a general relapse 
our national morals and a rapid return to things not spir 
ual. It is dangerous for we must preserve the morals of o 
young people for in them the hope of our future rests, 
the light of the great good that the Catholic church has do 
in the late war, it would be far from our purpose to eri 
cise them, but we will call your attention simply to o 
practice to illustrate this point. It is a common practice 
have a great celebration just before the lenten season 
ushered in as a sort of good-bye to the pleasures of t 
world and again to have another demonstration and orgy 
things not rigidly spiritual just as soon as it is over as 
sort of how-do-you-do to the same worldly pleasures. 

It appears that the season of fasting and prayer is mo 
forced than forceful. If one were really anxious to worsh 
by fasting and prayer, it would seem that the season shou 
begin earlier and last longer. I am afraid that much of t 
spiritual effect of the fast is spoiled by the celebratic 
We dare not allow the tension of morals to r'elapse. We, 
a Christian people, must foster its survival and growth. 

Sometimes the morals of people are kept good by pub' 
opinion. We must distinguish between public opinion ai 
religion. Many of us are controlled in our moral progrt 
by a fear of what others may say or think. We are go- 
only because we are afraid of the opinions of others. Pub' 
opinion is not a safe guide. Openly, it is effective, but I 
hind closed doors it is of no avail. Public opinion, in t 
past and present, has been a great factor in preserving t 
public, not the private morals of our young people. Not 
with religion. With religion, it is not the fear of punis 
ment at the hands of a just God, that guides our mors 
aright, but the reverence and desire for better and high 
things. If this reverence and desire can be instilled into t 
hearts and minds of our young people, we shall make rap 
strides forward toward the evangelization of the world ai 
the establishing of a brotherhood of man which shall see : 
more wasteful and wicked wars that rob us of our youth ai 
strength. 

In the second place, we must develop a social spirit 
our young people. An interest that will lead them aw, 
from themselves and lend them an interest in affairs outsi 
of self, a whole-souled and friendly interest in the bett( 
ment of society at large, both national and international 
well as an interest in the people immediately around the: 
As a cloth is woven from many threads, so our social fabi 
is composed of many individuals. As truly as the threa 
are, so the cloth will be, just as truly as the individuals ai 
so the society will be. "This means that we must be int( 
ested m all classes of people, in the laborer as in the capiti 
ist, in the learner as well as in the teacher, and in the si 
ner as well as in the righteous. If education is a trainh 
for citizenship, the very fact that we are citizens deman 
tuat we must be good citizens. A good citizen is one w^ 
by his example and by his acts, raises the general standa 
of the state. Our public school system is organized so th 
its teachings shall .ultimately produce a model state, 
lays its greatest stress upon the development of the intelle 
and leaves the moral development to the church. Primari] 
this belonged to the church, but today it is as much the du 
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lie pace and keep in the front rartk. This social interest 
mst be developed early in life when the interest is easily 
aptured and developed. When the youth once becomes an 
.dult, habits of life are fixed. Thus the interests of the in- 
lividual are fixed and it becomes a hard matter to interest 
hem in anything other than that which affects their bread 
md butter. During youth is the time when questions of 
:ocial importance must be hit hard again and again. The 
)Toblems of the missions, the poor and needy and aged, and 
luestions of public concern must be met by careful study 
md attention. This our youth must learn so that they may 
'orm an important part in our social fabric when they reach 
he age of accountability. 

In the third place, we must develop accuracy and hon- 
Bsty. These two factors in character development are the 
iiost needed and the most needed and the most sadly want- 
ng- in our national me today. The greatest example of the 
aek of these factors is found in Germany. So self-satisfied 
that her thinking and planning were perfect ! But how for- 
tunately (for us) inaccurate in her calculations for world 
conquest ! Germany stands today as the greatest apostle of 
dishonestly before the world. Dishonesty in her dealings 
with the world and with her own people. The fate of all 
nations rests upon the accuracy of their calculations and the 
honesty of their dealings. The pi-oper place to begin a cam- 
[paign of teaching to lead toward an accurate and honest 
state is during youth. America has long been criticized for 
(the inaccuracy of her educational results. The Nobel prizes 
[have gone with but few exceptions to Europeans. The 
Rhodes scholars, our most accomplished scholars in America, 
are criticized by the British professors for their superficial 
knowledge and inability to apply themselves to difficult 
problems for long periods of tinie. Our public school teach- 
ing does not demand and does not secure accuracy. Since 
we are all products of our public school system, it follows 
that our religious teaching also lacks accuracy. As to hon- 
esty, perhaps we are as honest, nationally, as any other 
nation, yet considering our position as a leader, religiously, 
physically and financially, we are far from being honest. 
A young Japanese student before sailing for our shores was 
convinced that the average American was a model Christian. 
This conception was formed from the American missionary 
who had converted him. He sailed with about $5,000 which 
was to cover his educational expenses. He had planned, 
after completing his education to return to his people as a 
teacher. He sailed upon an American ship manned by Amer- 
icans. His faith in the Christianlike character of Americans 
in general was somewhat shaken while yet on shipboard. 



But when he arrived at New York, he listened to the coun- 
sels of the first well dressed American he met and gave him 
his $5,000 for a safe ( ?) investment. He lost his money but 
far worse he lost his faith in the honesty of American. He 
became incredulous and concluded that to pit his wits suc- 
cessfully against Americans, he must meet dishonesty with 
dishonesty, so his education or the Americanization of this 
Jap produced a sleek crook instead of a missionary. 

In the business and financial world of today, it is hard 
for a man to be honest, 'inis is all the more reason why hon- 
esty must be included in character building. In the business 
world and religious world, and there are those who believe 
that these are the only two worlds, and that they are dis- 
tinctly separate, our standards of honesty differ widely. 
There can be but one standard and that must be the relig- 
ious standard. We must project the correct standard of moi-- 
als into the business world. And this can best be done only 
through instilling the importance of accuracy and honesty in 
the minds of our young people. So we must keep these 
things constantly before them in our weekly programs. 

Now, how shall we make the program count? I do not 
purpose to lay do^vn any set rules, but will only try to make 
several suggestions as to how it might be done. 

First, we can make it count by giving the young peo- 
ple all possible encouragement. We may do this by showing 
an interest in their meetings by our attendance, applause and 
financial aid. We may also, pi'ofitably give them some of 
our time in service. But lastly, we may give them great en- 
couragement by living the best possible and the most irre- 
proachable lives as an example for them to follow. Finally 
we may make the program count by giving our young people 
the privilege of running their own society. In other words, 
we make the program count for much by expecting them to 
do the work and get into the habit of doing it. Our sugges- 
tions will go a long ways towards guiding them in the dis- 
charge of this leadership, but the fact that they are doing 
this work themselves independently of the older people, 
brings about a sense of responsibility and importance needed 
in their preparation for life. 

In conclusion, let me repeat that our programs for the 
young people's meetings, if they are to count for much in 
the social framework of the church and of society in gen- 
eral, must result in : 

(1) An increased interest in spii'itual things. 

(2) The development of a healthy social spirit. 

(3) The development of an accurate and honest citi- 
zenship. 

West Salem, Ohio. 



Christianity, the Racial Religion. By President e. e. Jacobs, Ph. p. 



There is a common notion abroad, that among the relig- 
ions of the world, some are bad, some rather indifferent, and 
some good; Christianity is listed in this latter class. Or in 
other words, we list many religions as false and Christianity 
as a true religion. 

It is, moreover, suggested that each religion stresses its 
own peculiar cardinal virtue, viz., annihilation, or devotion, 
or respect for the fathers, or fidelity to taboos. Thinking 
along this line, it is said that love is the cardinal virtue of 
Christianity. It is. said too, that the so-called golden rule 
sums up Christianity in one sentence and that St. Paul ex- 
ploited it all in his essay on charity. 

The geneticist also says that if we had all these gropings 
after God summed up, we would have the race religion, or 
the totemic religion of mankind, that if we were to leave out 
the ill and keep the good, Ave would have the perfect human 
religion. And there is, doubtless, something common to all 
these feelings after God, something pitiful and yet sublime, 
something that will not do-wn. 

And yet it seems to me, that there is an error here. For 
first of all, there is no one virtue which a man may practice 
and make sure that he is a Christian, for a man may, for in- 



stance, love his fellow man devotedly, and be only a human- 
itarian. Or he may love God and yet be only a theist. After 
one has read the love chapter of St. Paul through and stud- 
ied the golden rule, one must see that after all the words 
only partly convey a few facts about a theme that is vastly 
superior to all that has or can be said about it. 

Christianity is new wine that dare not be put into old 
wineskins. True, but it is more than new wine. It is leaven 
in the life. Yes, but it is vastly more than leaven. It is as 
a grain of seed planted in a man's heart. Yes, but it is more 
than seed. It is life and light. And it is more than life or 
light or death or powers. It is more than beliefs, more than 
formularies of faith, or creeds, or ordinances. It can not be 
bounded by bulls, or conclaves, or conferences, or words or 
actions of men. It is more than confessions of faith, for a 
man if left to himself on a waste and dreary desert, could 
still be a Christian. Yes, if he were once a Christian, he 
could not be otherwise than a Christian even then. It is 
more than a set of rules of action for a man might follow 
every rule and still have his heart far from God. Christian- 
ity implies, demands a closer union between the heart of 
Christ and one's own heart. Christianity is bigger than 



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those who practice it and all the human errors that accom- 
pany its expression in the life, is BUT THE HUMAN CON- 
COMITANT of a thing that is othermse divine ! 

Christianity defies description or definition ! It is more 
than the words which attempt to express its meaning. It is 
bigger than any church. It outreaches the best priesthood 
and is more than all the books that have been written about 
it. The best men who have ever lived are after all, only 
poor expressions of it. Men can not be bought to take it 
nor, blessed be God, can they be bought to let it go. 

Christianity seems to have sounded all the depths of the 
human heart. It has touched rock bottom. The race is 
fully satisfied by its findings and there is and can be no 
other religion which may surpass it. Its plummet leaves no 
depths below it and its sublimity leaves no space above it, 
but it is all and in all and may be through us all. Its fire 
and power and its inner compulsion fills, fulfills and com- 
plements the human heart. 

It is not one of the religions of earth, then, it is THE 
religion of humanity. It approves of all that is good in the 
human heart and bids all that is ill depart ; what more could 
a religion do? Yet we handle it slovenly. We talk all too 
much aboiit it and practice it all too little. We claim to un- 
derstand it and yet the Christianity that is practiced by my 
next door neighbor, who in the weary treadmill of life is 
faithful and true, is more than I can understand and all the. 



wisdom of all the ages can not explain that inner compulsit 
which' urges him on in paths of right. 

Christianity, when once it grips the fabric of a man 
or a nation's life, is hard to remove utterly. We talk aboi 
it slipping away, but try to tear it from the heart of Ame I 
ica and what do we have? Could we possibly go back 1 ^ 
the heathen conception and treatment of childliood? Or < 
the sanctity of the home ? Or of marriage and divorce ? C 
of Avomanhood ? Or of treatment of those who disagree wit 
lis? Could we ever so lose Christianity that it would nevt 
show itself in our life? 

Christianity seems, when viewed from every angle, to l 
in the religion of humanity and has nothing to fear from a 
the ethical culture propaganda in the world. Christ, th 
blossom and fruition of all that was good in the race, wa 
bom in the fullness of time. The Avhole creation groaned fo 
and up to the time of his birth in the travail of pain. B 
was at once the divine Son of God and the son of man. 
him is expressed all the fullness of the glory of God, a glof i 
to which every race and tribe, in some way or other, peri 
nially strove. And Christ made it possible for the race 
come back to God, and it need seek no further for its hei 
may literally bathe in the flood of its highest ideals, idei 
realized perfectly in Jesus, the Christ of God. Oh, 
riches of grace in Christ Jesus! 

Ashland, Ohio. 



Additional Editorial Report Concerning Interchurch Plans 



Many earnest leaders of the Brethren church, while 
prosecuting vigorously the plans of our own church for ex- 
tending the kingdom of Christ, are yet eager to have the 
benefit of the inspiration and plans and vision of the Avorld 's 
greatest Christian leaders. This, they feel, enables them to 
do the work God has called us as a church to do more ef- 
fectively. Furthermore we want to know what is our full 
shart of responsibility in the task of taking the work for 
Christ. Keeping in touch with these Interchurch plans helps 
us. 
Pastor's Conferences Between February 16 and March 26 

Pastors' conferences will be held in every state in the 
Union under the auspices of the Field Department of the In- 
terchurch Movement from February 16 to March 26. All 
the ministei-s of evangelical churches are invited to "con- 
sider the plan of -work at home and abroad." Since it is im- 
portant that every clergyman attend, the traveling expenses 
of all will be paid through the Movement. Further details 
will be received directly from the Interchurch Movement 
officials. Pastors should note the dates and places of their 
respective conferences and plan to attend. Notice the Inter- 
church Bulletin also for further information. 

The dates of the conferences so far arranged are as fol- 
lows : 

Group A. Group C. 

Columbus Feb. 16-18 Wichita Feb. 16-18 

Harrisburg Feb. 18-20 Lincoln Feb. 18-20 

Hartford Feb. 23-25 Des Moines Feb. 23-25 

Trenton Feb. 25-27 Mitchell Feb. 25-27 

Rochester . . Mar. 1-3 Minneapolis Mar. 1- 3 

Providence Mar. 3-5 Fargo Mar. 3- 5 

Boston Mar. 8-10 Chicago Mar. 8-10 

Bangor Mar 10-12 Group D 

Group B. Salt Lake City Feb. 16-18 

Kansas City Feb. 16-18 Eeno Feb. 18-20 

Milwaukee Feb. 18-20 Nampa Feb. 23-25 

Lansing Feb. 25-27 Helena Feb. 25-27 

Indianapolis Mar. 1- 3 Douglas Mar. 1- 3 

Parkersburg Mar. 3- 5 Denver Mar. 3- 5 

Baltimore . . Mar. 8-10 Oklahoma City Mar. 8-10 

Wilmington Mar. 10-12 Little Rock Mar. 10-12 

Group E 

Ft. Worth Feb. 17-19 

Albuquerque Feb. 19-20 



Phoenix 
Los Angeles 
San Francisco 
Portland 
Tacoma 
Spokane 



Feb. 23-25 
Mar. 25-27 
Mar. 1- 3 
Mar. 3- 5 
Mar. 8-10 
Mar. 10-12 



Every congregation should see to it that its pastor iti 
provided with hotel expenses and is urged to attend the Pas- 
tor's Conference of his state in order that he may be in- 
formed as to this new forward movement of all the Protest-i 
ant churches of North America and bring back whatever 
benefit is there to be derived. Churches would often increase 
their pastor 's efficiency manifold if they would make it pos- 
sible for them to get away occasionally to conferences and 
conventions and get inspiration and information concerning 
ncAV challenges and methods and movements. To these con- 
ferences the pastors will have their traveling expenses paid 
by the Interchurch World Movement, as stated above, but in 
some cases the hotel expenses will exceed the railroad fare. 
Here is where the local church should give a helping hand 
to its own pastor; give him enough money to pay his hotel 
bill and tell him you will be glad to have him go and inves- 
tigate this new movement, get a little rest and receive some 
fresh inspiration. A hint to the wise is sufficient. 
The Evangelistic Campaign 

A nation-wide campaign utilizing every church as an 
evangelistic center and every Christian as an evangelist, was 
decided upon at a meeting of denominational leaders at New 
York on January 23. The campaign is to culminate on Eas- 
ter, which is to be knoAvn as "Join the Church Sunday." 
Noon-day rallies in the business districts of about 100 cities, 
under the auspices of local churches and in co-operation with 
the Laymen's and Field Department of the Interchurch 
World Movement, will be a feature. Similar meetings for 
women will be conducted under the auspices of women's or- 
ganizations co-operating vnth the Women's Activities De- 
partment of the Movement. This is a splendid season for 
evangelism and the fact that every church will be talking 
and attempting evangelism will help to create a favorable 
spirit or atmosphere. Every church should do its whole duty 
in the campaign for souls. 

The co-operation of denominational stewardship direc- 
tors in an active campaign for the promotion of the Febru- 
aiy Stewardship Educational period, which will reach its 



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Umax Sunday, February 22 and which day is to be knoA\Ti 
s the Nation-wide Stewardship Acknowledgement Day, is 
nnounced by the Stewardship Department of the Move- 
lent. Many pastors find stewardship and tithing a vital 
art of their evangelistic campaigns. Such Gospel truths 
ught to receive emphasis, at least. Let us hope that every 
irethren church will plan to lead up to Stewardship Ac- 
nowledgement Day in such a way that many shall be led by 
le Holy Spirit to acknowledge their stewardship to God by 
t least a tithe. 
"Christ for China" Movement Launched at Shang-hai 
One hundred and twenty Christian leaders, Chinese and 
areigners, gathered in Shanghai December 16 to 20 at the 
ivitation of the China Continuation Committee, which acts 
1 China as the agency of the Interchurch World Movement, 
nd launched the "Christ for China" Movement with the 
bject of taking the message of redeeming grace to the last 
illage of the great republic within the next five years. What 
great purpose and program! But surely these millions 
ave waited long enough for the Christian world to bring to 
lem the "good news" of God. 



The movement grew out of a conviction which has been 
spreading rapidly throughout the country that this is the 
time to start a Christian campaign for the salvation of 
China. In cities as Avidely separated as Peking and Canton 
spontaneous local movements have sprung up, generally call- 
ing themselves "The Christianity to Save China Movement." 
The whole of China is hungering for the gospel of Jesus 
Christ and it is the only thing that can make China safe for 
the world. 

British and Scandinavian missions were represented at 
Shanghai as well as American, but after a notable speech of 
the Chinese secretary of the missionary society of the Epis- 
copal church the conference decided the forward movement 
in China should be a Chinese movement. It will have a Chi- 
nese general secretary, Dr. Cheng Ching-yi, and more than 
half the dii'ecting commmittee will be Chinese. It is an axi- 
tonomous movement, although it will co-operate closely 
with the Interchurch Movement through the Continuation 
Committee and Dr. E. C. Lobenstine, chairman of the com- 
mittee, will act as associate secretary of the Chinese Move- 
ment. 



Fighting Satan and the Power of Darkness. Mrs, s. c. Kirkpatrick 



If we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have 
iUowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ 
is Son cleanseth us from all sin (1 John 1:7). The great- 
it thing we have to fight is sin. How we see sin on every 
a,nd; in our churches, in our communities, every place we 
lok we find sin. The people are going at a mad race after 
le world and the things of the world. The Word of God 
lys. Be ye not of the world as I am not of the world. I 
ould like to congratulate Brother Paul Miller for taking 
is stand for the truth that Jesus and his early disciples 
LUght. People today say we cannot live without sin. Then 
hat was the use of Jesus' coming down from glory and 
ledding his precious blood on the cross if it would not 
eanse us from all sin? And what would be the use of his 
ood washing our old sins away if Ave just went on making 
ns in our heart? God's word says that no sin can enter 
ito heaven, and the way we live and die, that is the way 
e are going to stand before the judgment bar of Christ and 
i judged for the deeds done in the body. Jesus ' blood will 
ash away all sins, and if we present our bodies a living 
Lcrifice he will cleanse our hearts from all sin and take the 
3sire of all worldly things out of our hearts and make us 
'■ery whit whole. 

It is a great and terrible thing to think of where we are 
3ing to spend eternity. Will it be where there will be weep- 
g and wailing and gnashing of teeth? Or will it be in that 
orious home that Jesus has gone to prepare for them that 
ve him and are willing to obey him? God's precious word 
-ys, Eye hath not seen nor ear heard, neither have entered 
.to the heart of man the things which God hath prepared 
ir them that love him (1 Cor. 2:9). Oh, what a glorious 
)pe this is! Would you give this glorious hope for a few 
orldly pleasures and service to the de^nl? What has he 
'•er given us? Sickness, death, sorrow, trouble and every- 
ing that is sinful and that causes distress. And some day 
! will laugh to scorn those who are now weak enough to 
How him. Stop atid think before it is forever too late, 
hich way you are going and whom you are serving. God 's 
''ord says, we cannot serve two masters, we cannot serve 
od and mammon. And again he that sinneth is of the 
!vil for the devil sinneth from the beginning (1 John 3 :8). 
Tiosoever is born of God doth not commit sin (1 John 3 :9). 
L the children of God are manifest and the children of the 
;vil: whatsoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, 
;ither he that loveth not his brother (1 John 3 :10) . 

Why not leave the Holy Ghost do his office work — re- 
merate your heart? For Jesus said that a man must be 
)me of the Spirit or he cannot enter into the kingdom of 
od. And then he must be baptized with the Holy Ghost 



and with fire and he shall receive power to overcome sin and 
the devil. 

Too many people put too much dependence in John's 
baptism and not enough in the baptism of Jesus. John said, 
I indeed baptize you with water imto repentance, but there 
Cometh one after me whose shoes I am not worthy to bear, 
he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire. Any- 
body can be baptized with water, whether they have for- 
saken their sins or not, but Jesus will not baptize you with 
the Holy Ghost initil you are willing to give up all sin. Then 
he will baptize you and cleanse your heart from the Adam's 
sin, that is, the carnal nature. Some people think we cannot 
get rid of the carnal nature. But I know from my owni ex- 
perience that we can. For he took all the grouchiness and 
ill-temper out of me. Praise his holy name ! 

If every one that has taken the name of Christ would 
live as the precious Loi'd taught, how soon we would conquer 
old Satan! But with so much inconsistency he is not much 
alarmed. He has gotten the theatres and picture shows and 
the dance halls to gather in the church members. When one 
sees the crowds gathered at these places he is made to think 
that Satan must feel very much encouraged. For he gen- 
erally is quite sure of the people who are in the habit of 
entering these places. 

Why not every true believer seek the baptism of the 
Holy Ghost for it is for all who will receive it. The church 
of Christ could get such power that it Avould fairly make old 
Satan tremble if it would seek it. Think what it will mean 
when we can shout the victory over Satan. 

Conemaugh, Pennsylvania. 



Prohibition, the long-prayed for event, is now come to 
pass throughout the land. But the church may not repair to 
its easy chair and rest and slumber in security. The task is 
only half finished. The laAv of the land can be enforced only 
as the church marshalls and maintams a Christian public 
sentiment that will require and back up the strict enforce- 
ment of all prohibition laws. 



Just as the war broke doA'ioi many families of the Avorld 
and wrecked many homes, so it is in the greater Avar of the 
church of Christ against all the forces of evil many family 
ALTARS are being broken down and many promising mem- 
bers of the homes being torn aAvay. Before the church can 
truly win in this warfare she must build up these altars and 
make l^ss likely the Avrecking of lives through the neglect 
of the home. 



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The Preeminence of Christ's Person. By charies h. Ashman 



The Scriptures teach that the Godhead is composed of 
a trinity of Beings. As there are three departments of our 
government, executive, judicial, and legislative, yet forming 
the one government, so there are three Persons, but the one 
Godhead. In the Old Testament, the name for God, Elaohim, 
is plural. In Genesis 1 :26, it is written, "Let us make." In- 
the record of the baptism of Jesus, the attending manifes- 
tations clearly imply three Beings. Scofield says, "The 
Trinity is explicitly taught in the baptismal formula of Mat- 
thew 28 :19. Yes, "the Father is God ! The Son is God ! The 
Holy Spirit is God ! Yet no one is the other. The Word of 
God nowhere seeks to explain or prove this but teaches it 
as a fact of revelation to be accepted by faith. 

In the pre-eminence of Christ's Person, we believe him 
to have been PRE-EXISTENT. He was before his birth in 
Bethlehem. There never was a time when he was not. His 
pre-existence really is his eternal existence in the eternity 
of the past. In Philippians 2:6-8, we are taught that Christ 
was in the form of God; he was on an equality with God; 
he took the form of man, being made in the likeness and 
fashion of humanity. In Hebrews 1 :8-12, the pre-existence 
of Christ is clearly taught. Colossians 1 :15-19, with won- 
derful language, emphatically declares Christ to have been 
the Creator. In John 17 :5, Jesus declared he had glory with 
the Father before 'the creation came into existence. In John 
16:28, he states that he came from God and would return 
to God. In John 8 :58, he uses this expression, "Before Abra- 
ham was, I. AM." Not, "I WAS," but "I AM." _ He does 
not cut his existence into pieces, but comits it a unit of con- 
tinuity. There can be no question in the mind of any honest 
Bible student, but that the expression in John 1:1, "The 
Word, ' ' denotes Christ. Should there be, a glance at Revela- 
tion 19 :13-16, will prove that it can apply only to Christ. In 
that wonderful prophetic forecast of Micah 5 :2, the place of 
the expression of the incarnation of Christ is foretold as 
Bethlehem, but the Person himself declared to be EVER- 
LASTING. Thus we are brought face to face with the fact 
that the PERSON of Christ was eternally pre-existent. 

The question might be asked, "How then is God the 
Father of Jesus V He is not the Father of his Deity ! He 
could not beget what ^vas co-existent and co-equal with him- 
self. The Deity of Christ was never begotten ; it was eternal. 
God through the Holy Spirit, was the Father of the human- 
ity of Christ. The expression, "the only begotten Son," re- 
fers to the humanity begotten of God in Virgin Mary. He- 
brews 10:5 informs us of all that Christ received in this 
birth. "A BODY hast thou prepared me." The humanity 
through which Christ manifested his Deity was the only 
thing he received in birth. As Deity, he was and is the nn- 
caiTsed, unbegun, self-existent, eternal Being. Any system 
or person teaching that there ever Avas a time when Christ 
did not exi.st, that his Person was ever created, blasphemes 
his Person and contradicts the Word of God. 

Now, Christ, as the eternal, pre-existent Being was incar- 
nated in a perfect, distinct human nature and body. He be- 
came, "God manifest in the flesh." He became God incar- 
nate, Immanuel, "God with us." Only one change was 
made in his in this incarnation, the change in form or ap- 
pearance. He was in the form of God. He laid aside that 
form, appearance, and took upon himself the form of man. 
His Being, Personality, Person remained the same. As the 
eternal God, he descended from glory, took of the substance 
of Mary, the "Seed of Woman," a new, perfect, distinct, 
divinely created human nature and body, united to it his 
own uncreated Being and became "Immanuel, God with us." 
Seven times he is called God in the Scriptures. He is the 
only GOD-MAN! 



In this incarnation, Christ possessed a perfect, distinct, * 
sinless human nature. The Deity of Christ could have found ; 
no fellowship with a human nature like that of a carnal 
nature possessed by everyone born of the seed of Adam. Our 
nature is never in harmony with the new nature received 
when we become children of God. It is conquered by and 
held in subjugation to it, but is never in harmony with it. 
Paul clearly teaches this in Galatians 5 :17 and Romans 7 :18. 
Can you conceive of such a struggle between sinful, carnal ; 
nature and his Deity going on in Christ ! We cannot ! There 
is this difference between the humanity of Christ and our i 
common humanity, — we are born of the flesh, of the will of 
man, are by nature sinful. We must be born again to be- 
come the sons of God. Christ's humanity was sinless by cre- 
ation. "That HOLY THING which shall be born in thee 
shall be called the Son of God." What was born in Mary? 
Not the Christ, but his body ! His nature could not have 
been sinless except it had been born of God. "That which 
is born of the flesh is flesh" and God has counted all flesh 
sinful before him. But, "Whatsoever is bom of God cannot 
sin." The new nature born of God in the new birth never 
sins. The sins of the Christian are to be attributed to the 
old nature still abiding within. The nature of Christ M'as > 
sinless because it was born of God. How then was Christ 
human 1 He was born " IN THE LIKENESS ' ' of sinful flesh. 
Mary was only used as an instrument to make the incarna- 
tion clear and plain. The body of Christ was not depend- 
ent upon Mary for existence or nature. It received these 
from the Holy Spirit. The only thing it received from Mary 
was FORM, APPEARANCE. There is this distinction to be , 
made between the temptations of Christ and ours, when we 
are tempted we are "draAvn away from our o^vn sinful lust 
(desire), but Christ had no such inward solicitation! He 
had no fallen Adamic nature ! He was perfectly human, but 
by a NEW CREATION— the secon\l man, the "last Adam" 
(1 Corinthians 15:45). His temptations all came from with- 
out! As regards his sinless nature, there is this to be re- 
membered relative to our sins being borne in his body. They 
were not born in HIS NATITIE ! In this respect he was 
holy, undeflled and separate from sinners. His sacrifice was 
both exterior and interior,— his body was broken and his 
soul was offered. 

Here then are the things to remember about the Person 
of Christ. He was eternal Deity. He was begotten the Son 
of God in his humanity, bom of God. His nature as he lived 
upon the earth was sinless and perfect by creation. He died 
upon the cross, was buried, was resurrected, ascended to the 
right hand of God where he liveth as God. He ■nail come 
again as Deity to claim his purchased possession. In all this 
he is ETERNAL, PERFECT, SINLESS, CHANGELESS ! 

There rests upon the church of today the solemn obliga- 
again as Deity to claim his purchased possession, nl all this 
tion to sound forth the Scriptural teachings concerning the 
Person of Christ. On every hand the false teachings of 
Russelism, Christian Science, and other cults are being 
taught with subtle cunningness. In many puplits, the Deity, 
Virgin Birth, Sinless Perfection, Incarnation, and Eternal 
Being of Christ are being denied and scoffed at. The only 
way the world will receive or retain a Scriptural conception 
of Christ is for these wonderful facts to be sounded forth 
without fear, for the unchanging Word is back of them. 
Read Romans 10 :8-10. 

Sunnyside, Washington. 



A great evangelist once said it was his business going 
about among the churches "to kick the bushel measure off 
the lights of church members." 



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OUR DEVOTIONAL 

Quiet Hour Talk-How to Pray. By e. m. Riddle 

(Given at Ohio Conference, Canton) 
OUR SCRIPTURE 

We must be obedient. And whatsoever we ask we re- 
ceive of him, because Ave keep his commandments, and do 
those things that are pleasing in his sight (1 John 3:22). 

Our wills must be surrendered to God and this is the 
confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything ac- 
cording to his will, he heareth us (1 John 5:14). 

We must pray in the spirit. Praying always with all 
pi-ayer and supplications in the spirit . . . (Eph. 6:18). 

We must pray in the name of Christ. Verily, verily, I 
say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my 
name, he will give it you (John 16:23). 

We must pray in faith. But let him ask in faith noth- 
ing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the 
sea driven with the wind and tossed (James 1:6). 

We must pray in earnest. I say unto you, Though he 
will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet be- 
cause of his importunity he will rise and give him as many 
as he needeth. 

And being in agony he prayed more earnestly: and his 
sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling doAvn to 
the groimd. (Luke 11:8; 22:44). 

OUR MEDITATIONS 

AVith these Scriptural passages in mind we surely are 
ready to consider for a few moments the importance and 
the need of the Quiet Hour. 

The servant of God has need for the Quiet Hour. A few 
weeks ago, after having made a trip through mud and rain 
calling upon different individuals, earnestly requesting and 
urging that they do their whole duty to Clod and their 
church, the brother Avho was with me said, "It surely re- 
quires faith and coiirage to go out and get people to see and 
do their duty, for after all it is a A'oluntary service that you 
ask them to do." 

He was right. But Avhere does this faith and courage 
come from? By observing the Quiet Hour at least fifteen 
minutes each day in prayer and meditation upon God's Word 
'and thoughts of the Eternal, we can feel that sAveet com- 
munion Avith God, who bestoAvs upon the Avorker true Avis- 
dom. He enlightens his servants as to his Avill and as to pur- 
suing it in the best Avay. God alone is the source of such 
faith and courage. The Aveapons of our Avarfare must be 
spiritual, and rightly handling them is true Avisdom. In fact, 
the Avell-grounded Christian man AA^ho is a Avhole-hearted fol- 
lower of Christ has learned of him, hoAv to trust, hoAv to ob- 
tain strength, patience and humility and courage. A ser- 
A^ant Avho is a stranger to prayer aa-III soon come to grief. 
But if there is communion Avitli God he can endiire ; his 
moral standard aaqII not suffer; nor Avill dangers and mani- 
fold trials do him injury or make him fearful. Jesus kncAV 
no fear and he has inspired his disciples AAath his oaa'ii cour- 
age. 

The busy, layman needs to take time for prayer. The 
excuse so often cordes. No time to pray. You have 24 hours 
every day all your OAvn, to be used for yourself or for others 
from Avhom you get pay. Isn't there a little time in tliis 
24 hours that is Avasted that might be used as the Quiet 
Hour 1 Wliy not .get up fifteen minutes earlier Avhen the 
mind is clear, before any business Avorries haA^e crept into 
your life, AA'-hen there are no disturbances, and begin the day 
right by using this time for prayer? We take time for 
everything else, just so Ave can take time for prayer. If 
you Avait for an opportunity it may never come. We must 
not wait for time but take time. Do not get the idea that 
because you are busy is an excuse. It is well knoAvn that we 



go to busy people to get things done and not to idlers. Then 
coAi-enant Avith God that you AAall give him a little uiihurried 
time every day in sAveet communion. 

There is much seeking for God that is not searching for 
God Avith all the heart. There is much praying but too little 
"prayer." There is a too reckless rusliing into prayer and 
too little patient Avaiting for the response. Spurgeon said, 
"Prayer pulls the rope beloAv and the great bell rings above 
in the ears of God. Some scarcely stir the bell, for they pray 
so languidly. Others give but an occasional pluck at the 
rope : but he Avho Avins AAdth heaA'en is the man aa^Iio grasps 
the rope boldly and pulls continuously, Avith all Ms might." 

OUR PRAYER 

Our Father and God, giver of all grace and wisdom, 
from Avhom is our strength and joy, Ave come to thee in the 
spirit of thanksgiving for all people Avho knoAv the poAver 
and Avay of prayer. We are also thankful for the great num- 
ber of Quiet Hour Comrades in the Brethren church and in 
all churches. Just noAv avc humbly beg that all AA'ho read 
these lines may resoh'e through the help of the Spirit to 
give at least fifteen minutes each day to prayer and Bible 
study. In his precious name. ■ Amen. 

LouisAdlle, Ohio. 



Christianity in iProphecy. By t. Parley Allen 

The Avonderful groAvth of early Ghristianity cannot be 
adequately accounted for if the supernatural element in re- 
ligion be denied. Only by accepting the New Testament es- 
timate of Jesus can we explain hoAv an obscure peasant Avas 
able to lift "AA-ith his pierced hands empires off their hinges" 
and turn ' ' the stream of time into ncAv channels. ' ' 

But were the reasons stated by skeptics to explain the 
success of the Christian religion in the early centuries ade- 
quate to account for the fact, hoAv absurd to deem the 
Avorld's "great rcA'olution" explainable on natural principles 
AA'hen Ave consider that the Old Testament prophets de- 
scribed the religion of Christ and declared its extension to 
the Gentile nations ! 

The JcAAash religion Avas not a missionary faith, and 
AA'hat could be more wonderful than that the fact should be 
foreseen and the prophets declare that out of such a religion 
a faith Avas to come AA^hich should extend eA'er3avhere ? 

The rapid extension of early Christianity Avas marvelous, 
to say the least; considered in relation to the prophecies 
could it haA'e been less miraculous? 

The predictions in the Old Testament are admitted by 
infidels themselves to have been Avritten before the Christian 
era, and those relating to the rapid extension of a religion to 
arise among the JeAAash people are scattered throughout the 
writings of the prophets. "All the ends of the earth shall 
remember and turn unto the Lord — I AAall giA^e thee for a 
light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation to 
the ends of the earth — In the place AA^here it Avas said, Ye are 
not my people it shall be said. Ye are the sons of the liAdng 
God— Out of Zion shall go forth the laAv— The Gentiles shall 
come to thy light and kings to the brightness of the rising 
■ — Nations that kncAv thee not shall run after thee" — these 
are a fcAv of the Avonderful prophecies in the Jevash scrip- 
tures that show that a religion Avas to arise out of the ex- 
clusiA'-e HebrcAv faith to embrace the Gentile nations. 

Cleveland, Ohio. 

Thoughtful Ave ought to be, anxious avc must never be. 
Anxiety does no good, it is futile ; more, it does sei'ious harm. 
We need to be at our best on the threshold of the unknoAAOi 
day; Ave are not at our best consumed by apprehension. — - 
W. L. Atkinson. 



Tennyson says, "For I doubt not through tJie ages one 
increasing purpose runs ; and the thoughts of men are wid- 
ened with the process of the suns." 



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Teacher Training Graduation. By prof. j. a. carber 



We are pleased to report the graduation of several 
Teacher Training classes. The report has been delayed for 
reasons that need not be given here. 
Gratis, Ohio 

A few years ago, we understand, during the pastorate 
of Brother George H. Jones, a class or two was graduated in 
the Gratis school. Another class was immediately organized 
and later the number was augmented with the members of 
another class. The combined classes, which had been taught 
by Brother Holiday, were graduated last Augiist at the close 
of the Life Work Conference. A splendid program of music 
and kindred parts was presented under the direction of Su- 
perintendent N. G. Kimmel. Pastor C. E. Beekley conducted 
the devotions, and the writer was privileged to give the ad- 
dress. The class was large as the names below indicate and 
the presence of a half-dozen ex-service boys added to the 
impressiveness of the occasion. The names of graduates fol- 
low: Orville Ulrich, Pauline Hellar, Mae Smith, Ruth Beek- 
ley. Ray Ulrich, Ethel Eby, Ivy Focht, Roy Brubaker, Paul 
Eikenberry, Lyndow R. Street, Clyde Coleman, Russel 
Fudge, L. R. Zimmerman, Lowell Ulrich, Ralph Ulrich, Pal- 
mer Etter, Carl Smith and Orange Pence. The Gratis school 
is to be commended upon the graduation of such a large 
class. 



Carleton, Nebraska 

More recently a class at Carleton completed a course of 
study. The teacher was Mrs. W. H. Wearin, who, judging 
the grades, did excellent teaching. An interested person and 
helper was Superintendent N. C. Eastabrooks. Both he and 
Mrs. Wearin have our heartiest congratulations upon the un- 
tiring efforts that were put forth in graduating this class. 
Following are the names of those who completed the course 
successfully: Alta Rachow, Gladys Miller, Myra Horner, 
Lulu L. Linsley, Mrs. W. H. Wearin and Jessie Brinegar. Al- 
though no report has been given as to their public gradua- 
tion, we feel confident that those interested received due 
recognition by the officers of the school and Pastor J. D. 
Kemper. 

Pressing Forward 

These classes completed one of the Old Standard courses 
but each plans to go forward with the New Three Year 
course. Gratis has already ordered a nice number of copies 
of the "Educative Process in Religion." Other orders have 
been received and new classes are being organized. It may 
not be out of place to suggest that where a school has no 
training class as yet, it is not too late to organize one. A 
class in every school is required by point 5 of our Standard 
of Excellence. 



J. A. Garber 

PRESIDENT 



Our Young People at Work 



G. C. Carpenter 

SECRETARY 



Provide Training for Children and Youth. By Prof. j. a. carber 

Children and youth are not to be forgotten during 
Christian Endeavor Week. The suggested program made 
ample provision for both. Superintendents of Junior and 
Intermediate societies are asked to remember their own. The 
picture and report of the Nappanee boys and girls emphasize 
the possibilities of such training. We certainly were glad 
to learn of their splendid work, and congratulate them most 
heartily. Last week a similar account was given of the Day- 
ton Intermediate society, and it is now followed with an 
appeal to others from the Superintendent, Mrs. W. 0. Ab- 
bott. The other articles are from earnest workers who re- 
port their experiences with the children and teen age folks 
at Winona. Mrs. AVolford superintends a fine Intermediate 
society at Elkhart and Miss Bracken is our National Junior- 
Intermediate Superintendent. These Avorkers know the 
great value of Christian Endeavor training for the young 
and they are glad to bear these testimonies in the hope of 
encouraging fellow workers and inducing others to organize 
Junior and Intermediate societies. JUNIOR EXPERT ENDEAVOR GRADUATES, NAPPANEE, INDIANA 

Report of Junior Endeavor Society. Nappanee, Indiana 




The Junior society at Nappanee, Indiana, would like to 
give an account of itself to the friends among the Evangelist 
family. During the last six months of 1919 our society 
made sixty percent on the efficiency chart. We have sixteen 
subscriptions- to the Jr. C. E. World, twenty-two Juniors 
keeping the Quiet Hour, twenty Tenth Legioners and in No- 
vember graduated twelve from the Junior Expert course. 
None of the graduates made a lower grade than eighty-isix 
percent. During the month of August, generally called the 
summer slump month, our society had an average attend- 
ance of eighteen. A few other averages for that month were, 
sentence prayers, seven ; Bibles carried, ten ; verses memor- 
ized, sixteen; Bible chapters read, sixty-six. Calls on sick 



with reading to them and carrying flowers, playthings to 
children and telling stories to children during that one 
month were twelve. The society also lifted an offering for 
foreign missions, sent a Christmas box to our home mission 
field in Kentucky and is supplying a tuberculosis hospital in 
Arizona Avith good literature. In May there will be sixteen 
of this society graduated to the Intermediate society, and 
you can easily see that the Intermediates are to receive a 
blessing when they receive these additions. Where is there 
another society Avith such a body of prepared Juniors ? May- 
be this Avill make glad the heart of Brother Garber, and 
cause him to feel that Junior Avork is making good Avhere 
tried. MRS. HARRY RICHMOND, Superintendent. 



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Intermediate Session at Winona 

The short Inteiinediate session at General Conference 
was held at Westminster chapel. The session was an inspira- 
tion to all who attended. Each Intermediate was willing to 
do his part to make the meeting a success. The coming Sen- 
ior society in a large measure depends on the Intermediates. 
It seems to the Avriter that not enough stress is put upon the 
Intermediate work. The same time and encouragement that 
is spent on the Seniors should be given to the Intermediates. 
This would bring about far greater results for all. The boys 
and girls are at the age when they are willing to do what- 
ever they are asked to do. This willingness if taken advan- 
tage of will train them to do greater work in the Senior 
society. 

The Intermediates are planning great things for their 
part in the conference next year. Let the program commit- 
tee take notice. 

There were eight different societies represented in the 
meeting this year, thirty-five or forty being present. Of 
these twenty-three were from Elkhart. Other societies were 
urged to send delegations but were hindered from doing so. 
Next year's plans if carried out will bring many more, es- 
pecially from nearby societies in Indiana. 

The program was carried out by the Intermediates them- 
selves with the help of Professor Garber and three other in- 
structors, Miss Lichty, Miss Puterbaugh and Miss Wimer, 
from the college. This help was highly appreciated. Get 
ready for next year. 

MRS. H. H. WOLFORD. 



Why an Intermediate Society 

Throughout the Brethren church wherever there is a 
Senior Christian Endeavor Society there should be a Ju- 
nior and Intermediate society. If a man were to build a 
bridge would he leave out the main support and the center 
span? Certainly not, and you and I never have seen any 
construction of that sort, and if we did we know that it was 
faulty. So why should we as Christian Endeavor people 
leave the "main span" out of our M'ork? Are not the teen 
age pupils the very vital spot of our churches? Let us in- 
vestigate our workshop and see what we are placing our In- 
termediate aged boys and girls in. Have the comers been 
cleaned, and fresh air and sunshine let in? Do we give them 
the very best of our talents, or are we un-wdlling to be their 
leader ? Let me say that the very best leaders are those who 
can mould and transform the youthful life. Every one can 
not be a teen age leader. A leader should first have a clear 
knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There must be an 
ever-abiding love for the boy and girl. You simply dare 
not be above them, but be one in their midst. Be a boy or 
girl while vsdth those of the teen age. Their problems are 
vital to them, and we ought to be able to understand their 
difficulties. Our young folks deseiwe a place in our 
churches, — the very best room, a good piano, clean chairs 
and nice new books of their very own. Spend a few dollars 
to make the teen age pupils feel at home. Let them feel that 
they are needed ; give them work to do. If they should be 
somewhat noisy, while gathering for a meeting do not quiet 
them harshly. The man or woman who can smile the best is 
their leader. The very gates of heaven open to a smile. So 
give the teen aged boys and girls a smile and in return they 
will give you back attention, love promptness and quietness. 
You Avho are sowers of the seed will see the teen age, bud- 
ding out spiritually, in so many different ways, that you will 
wonder at the result. 

Remember it is easier to teach the teen age scholars 
the way of the Cross while young than to let them mould 
their own lives alone. So let us not be weary in well doing. 
Let us sow, trusting tliat God will thrust the sickle of love, 
and the sword of the Spirit into their hearts just at the right 
time. Every Brethren church needs the teen age society. 



What a field there is for the willing workers ! When we who 
live in the city, see our boys and girls going to Sunday af- 
ter noon movies, and to the theater in parties at night, then 
to card parties the rest of the week, there is something 
wrong. 

Is it the church? No. 

Is it the Gospel of Jesus Christ? No. 

Is it the Individual? Yes. Why! We teach one little 
short hour on Sunday, then the rest of the week we lay 
down on the job. 

Did you ever hear of the devil shutting up the doors 
of vice? No. So why should we shut up our churches? 
Why not make them a place wherein the children love to 
come? Why build a church so artistically that a child can 
not be at home within. Some of you older folks will say, 
They destroy things. Yes, but would it not be better to 
break a chair, or mar a book now and then than to lose the 
soul of one boy or girl ? Are not their souls worth more than 
a chair in the kingdom of heaven? Did not the Christ die 
for them as much as for us who are older? Will we not be 
responsible to our God, for the lives of our boys and girls, 
whom we teach should their souls be lost? Oh, men and 
women, should you feel the spirit of this message, I beg of 
you to tliink over the problems of the teen age, then get 
down on your knees in real earnest prayer asking God to 
show you the way wherein you can save the soul of a boy 
or girl. Let us be careful how we handle the lambs of Jesus 
Christ, awaiting his coming when the day of faithfid ser- 
vice is over. May we then hear his glad voice saying, 
"Come." 

MRS. C. W. ABBOTT, 
206 Eastern Avenue, Dayton, Ohio. 



Our Juniors 

At one time our little people were forgotten in confer- 
ences. Later their welfare was regarded to the extent that 
meetings and sessions were held to consider their interests 
and to train leaders for them. The time is now here when 
the boys and girls themselves are a part of many conven- 
tions and conferences. Provisions are made so that special 
sessions and meetings are held for them and by them. This 
is one feature of the Christian Endweavor Conventions of 
the many states. The Brethren church in her conferences 
is giving a place to her boys and girls. This Avas marked at 
our last General Conference at Winona Lake. As well as our 
Intermediates, our Juniors found their place. 

The Junior Endeavor meeting on Sunday afternoon was 
such as is worthy of note. A goodly number were present. 
Nappanee had the largest representation. Our Nappanee 
superineendent, Mrs. H. B. Richmond, with her enthusiastic 
■wide-awake boys and girls made us feel that the Junior work 
is truly worth while . A number of other societies were rep- 
resented, mostly those that are separated from Winona by 
the least number of miles. 

This meeting was very interesting. Our little men and 
women never tire of the lesson which we had: "The Lost 
Sheep." The eager and hearty responses from our Endea- 
vor portrayed that in those immature minds there was that 
vivid picture of the lone lost sheep as it wandered out into 
the mountains into wild and dangerous places. They heard 
the shepherd's tender voice calling the lost one. They saw 
him as he lifted up into his arms the thorn-pierced, bruised 
and fatigued sheep. Their eager minds did not fail to grasp 
the deeper meaning of this parable : Jesus Christ, the Good 
Shepherd, seeking for the lost and sin-sick soul. Mrs. Owen 
and Joyce Kanauer Saylor assisted in the meeting. They re- 
ceived the lesson picture in song and story. 

We hope that our conference in 1920 will find more of 
our Juniors at Winona liake, and that we shall have greater 
opportunities for advancement. 

NORA BRACKEN, 
Junior and Intermediate Superintendent. 



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NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



COMPTON AVENUE CHXTECH, 
LOS ANGELES 

A very succesful year at Compton Avenue 
was closed with a watch meeting New Year's 
Eve. Thirty seven new members were added 
to the church during the year. Twenty three 
of these coming from the Sunday school, shows 
the gTeat work that may be accomplished 
through the work of teachers. 

The efforts of our Junior, Intermediate and 
Senior Christian Endeavor societies have been 
very commendable during the year past. 

On New Year 's Day was held our annual 
business meeting, when new officers were 
elected and plan-s made for the ensuing year. 
At noon a bountiful repast was served in our 
social hall by the men of the church, the 
change of cooks being much appreciated by 
the ladies. 

We are hoping and praying that the year 
before us will be one of the most prosperous 
years at Compton Avenue. May many souls 
be born into the Kingdom. 

K. M. MONEOE. 



FILLMORE, CALITOKNIA 

To the Evangelist Family, Greetings and Best 
Wishes for 1920: 

We wanted to let you know that we are 
still on the job and working hard. These are 
busy days and we have been trying to keep 
up. Our work here is now taking on new life 
again and we are starting off the new year 
fine. We have been having some hard ex- 
periences with our church work. A couple of 
months ago smallpox broke out here and three 
of our families had it. That cast a gloom 
over our Sunday school and all our church 
work. But thank the heavenly Father we had 
no deaths and it is now over for the time .On 
New Years Day we had our annual business 
meeting, the best we ever had here. Our 
members came out, and the election of new 
officers and planning the work for 1920 were 
splendidly done. A fine spirit of love and loy- 
alty was manifest all day and evening and we 
feel that the work is going to take a great 
move ahead in 1920 if the Lord tarries. 

We had 2S additions to the church by bap- 
tism during the last year. Not such a large 
number you say? Well, but we are new here. 
Hundreds of people in this valley never heard 
of triune immersion or the keeping of the 
Lord's supper and feet washing. They think 
these are strange things for a church to do. 

We had the largest Sunday school last Sun- 
day for weeks and two well attended church 
services over the first Sunday in the new 
year. 

We are leaving the Fillmore church about 
April 1, 1920 and if some church in the Cen- 
tral states could use us for awhile we might 
consider a call. Otherwise I shall go back 
into the evangelistic field. 

SYLVESTEE LOWMAN, 
Box 261, Fillmore, California. 



riELD REPORT OF EVANGELISTIC 
LEAGUE 

Mee^ting at Morrill 

In December we held a campaign in the 
Morrill church of which Brother Whitted is 
pastor. This is one of the oldest churches in 
Kansas and has contributed largely to the 
church at large. This is the home church of 
such men as L. S. Bauman, Charles Yoder, B. 
T. Burnworth and E. D. Burnworth. This 
place proves the importance of the smaller 
churches which are often a more important 
factor in the work at large than some of the 
larger congregations. 

It was a source of pleasure to labor with 
the people here who gave the best of support 
to the meeting. While the first two weeks 
were the coldest weather of the winter yet 
the attendance and interest held up ujitil the 



last. It seemed as though we would be com- 
pelled to close on account of the fuel short- 
age, but Brother Whitted called together some 
of his faithful men and with axes went out 
and secured the fuel to "keep the home fires 
burning. ' ' 

The churches and pastors of the town gave 
the fullest support to the campaign and closed 
their Sunday evening services during the re- 
vival which was a great aid to us. The meet- 
ing was very satisfactory and may Morrill 
be used in the days to come as she has in the 
past and in the great work of the Master. 
Holidays in Washington 

Four months had passed since I last saw my 
wife and children who are in Sunnyside, 
Washington. After spending ten days in my 
home I reluctantly left to be gone another 
five months in the field. 

My dates had been arranged to spend Jan- 
uary in a campaign at Falls City, Nebraska, 
but on account of a fuel shortage and quar- 
antine on account of a disease epidemic, the 
meeting was postponed until May, in the 
meantime Hamlin who has been without a pas- 
tor for some time asked me to give them a 
short meeting. We are now in Hamlin and 
working under the handicap of a church with- 
out a pastor. We are having good crowds 
and found a fine class of people and hope to 
give them some aid and trust that the church 
will be lined up in aggressive work and secure 
a pastor. Let us remember that in our zeal for 
new churches that it is just as important to 
maintain the ground on which we have al- 
ready secured a foothold. 

Yours in the blessed hope, 

W. S. BELL. 



HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND 

While we have entered the threshold of an- 
other year of grace, we oast a parting glance 
at the year that is now history. In it, we are 
conscious of failures and neglected opportu- 
nities, yet we desire to take courage anew, 
jjrofit by those bygone mistakes and push on 
"for the mark of the prize as it is in Christ 
Jesus. ' ' 

Since last reporting, a number have been 
received into membership; among those three 
of tender years whom God can use in long 
service for the interests of his Kingdom; an- 
other, the head of a house and of riper years, 
who may walk the way of intensive service 
and joy; and five by letter, who strengthen 
our forces numerically and spiritually. 

We had a ' ' White Gift ' ' service at Christ- 
mas. However this year, we changed the 
plan of the service. Instead of presenting 
the gifts in some novel way, we used a 
Pageant entitled, ' ' Children of the Christmas 
Spirit." The children wore costumes repre- 
senting the different nations which added 
much to the effect. The closing scene repre- 
sented the Spirit of Christmas unifying 
through America all peoples. The "White 
Gift ' ' offering was made after the play and 
proved to be the largest yet. At this juncture 
of the program, our superintendent called upon 
Kev. Roy Long for an address. He came to 
the platform, and in a few well-chosen re- 
marks, presented in behalf of the congrega- 
tion, a puree of $200 to the pastor and his 
wife. We never desired more to make a 
speech, but emotion was too deep for expres- 
sion. But may I add here we thank these 
dear, goo.d people from the bottom of our 
hearts. At times our burdens become heavy 
and we are a bit weary, but such an expres- 
sion of appreciation, sympathy and love, binds 
us closer in mutual fellowship in the Lord, 
and urges us to strive to serve them better. 
May God bless each one and fit us for high- 
er service. 

We were privileged to teach a class in 
' ' Christian Americanization. ' ' A goodly num- 
ber of our Endeavorers took advantage of this 



opportunity to study the needs and seek to 
help the foreigner within our gates to become 
not only American but Christian. The teach- 
er training class passed with very, creditable 
grades the examination of the second book in 
the First Year's Course. The class very sub- 
stantially remembered the pastor by present- 
ing him with a gold coin. AVe praise the Lord 
for his goodness and pray that he may give 
Victory Yeaj to the entire brotherhood. 

A. B. COVER. 



PLEASANT GROVE AND MILLERSBURG 
UNION MEETINGS 

AVe are in a union meeting at Millersburg, 
Iowa, which is located two miles east of the 
■ Pleasant Grove church. It is a nice inland 
town with two Protestant churches. The 
town is too small to support two pastors, and 
besides the Pleasant Grove church is so close 
that it weakens the town churches as its mem- 
bership surrounds the town. The entire field 
of the Pleasant Grove church takes in a lot 
of territory. It covers Wililamsburg, Pamell, 
North English and Millersburg. And all the 
copies of the Brethren Evangelist that come 
to those towns are for the Pleasant Grove 
church. The pastor wants all the names of 
those who are delinquent on their paper sent 
to him and he will take care of them. Don't 
forget it. We feel that if we can not do all 
the goals, we can do this one. 

Now let's go back to our revival at Millers- 
burg. We have preached to the most atten- 
ti\'e people here that we have met anywhere 
and things are started. We made our first ef- 
fort for lost souls last night and one young 
man heard the call. I preach Jesus Christ and 
him crucified. I tell you that people want the 
whole gospel. We are doing business for the 
Lord. We come to the battle against sin with 
the cry of David against Goliath, we come in 
the name of the living God. And - od has 
blessed us. We are writing for the God of 
heaven and we want people to give God the 
praise. God works through us and we will re- 
ceive our blessings at the judgment bar of 
God. Brethren pray for us. 



LIMESTONE, TENNESSEE 

Deai^ Evangelist Readers: We feel as if we 
were getting on the map down here in the 
East Tennessee Valley since our Business Man- 
ager no longer marks us up "vacant" on the 
Honor Roll. And we believe that some of 
these times he will change us from Telford 
to Limestone which will give us a more exact 
location on the brotherhood map. We give lit- 
tle concern to the fact that we are an isolated 
church. One reason for this is we are in close 
touch with the brotherhood through the Evan- 
gelist, and another reason is we are doing 
what we can to help maintain and broaden 
out the work of the Brethren church. These 
things, together with the fact that we believe 
■with you that the Bible is the inspired Word 
of God do away with any feeling of isolation. 
We rather look to the future when there will 
be more and greater Brethren churches in this 
valley. 

Our church work is marked by a slow, 
steady progress as it has always been. W^ 
pirobably have a stronger organization now 
than at any previous time. Our machinery is 
better trained by experience and is running 
on ball-bearings. It surely means much to a 
church to have secretaries, treasurers, deacons, 
superintendent, teachers, and by no means 
least, janitors that are all on time and on 
their respective jobs. 

Our regular services are Sunday school, 
prayer meeting; weekly Bible class, monthly 
missionary society and mission study and 
church services twice monthly. Our more re- 
cent special days since our last report were, 
Children's Day in August, Thanksgiving, and 



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PAGE .13 



Christmas. Offerings were taken on these 
days in addition to the weekly envelop offer- 
ing. Our Christmas service consisted of a 
Cantata of a missionary charatcer. The Sun- 
day school provided a liberal treat for the chil- 
dren. Our White Gift offering was very good, 
yome expressed themselves as to what they 
hope to be or do for Jesus during 1920. 

New Year's Day the members met at the 
church for a business session. Before noon 
there were given reports from the church, 
tjunday school, W. M. S., Bible Class, and 
prayer meeting secretaries. These reports 
were interesting and showed up beyond our 
expectations. We also went over each goal 
of the Four Year Program and now we are 
making every goal we are in a position to 
make. After lunch which we so much en- 
joyed, together we took up new business in 
the way of plans for the year. As we dedi- 
cated ourselves and our meeting to God in the 
beginning we believe the few plans formed 
were his leading. Some of these plans have 
already gone into operation and when by the 
help of God we have carried them out we will 
so report. One thing we must especially hope 
to do is win some of these souls to Christ who 
are not now his. That is our supreme task. 

Our Bible class has been very interesting. 
Having Pauline epistles. At prayer meeting 
the leaders recently have been selecting pas- 
sages of Scriptures for our study and medita- 
tion. We have started a small Bible Success 
Band for daily memorizing of Scripture. Our 
Sunday school superintendent, Dobson Arnold, 
has also started a band for daily Bible read- 
ing. One of the strongest points of our church 
life is the fine spirit among the members and 
the prayer life of the church leaders. 

May we have God's leading and power in all 
our undertakings in our local churches and 
brotherhood. 

MARY PENCE. 



OHIO PASTORS, ATTENTION! 

The Interchurch World Movement of North 
America will, during February the 16, 17, 18 
hold their Protestant Evangelical Ministerial 
Conference at Columbus, Ohio. Every minister 
in Ohio is invited. The fares not EXCEED- 
ING $5.00 will be paid by the Conference. It 
is requested that the "Clergy Permit" be 
used. If your "Permit" is not extended 
please see your ticket agent about extension 
uttil March. 

Room and breakfast may be had at $1.50 
each day per person. I am expecting to hear 
of some great plans for the future of the 
Protestant church. Bring your ministerial 
credentials. 

Come, let us get what we can for the bene- 
iit of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Fraternally yours in that blessed hope, 
S. E. CHRISTIANSEN, 
5B6 W. 3rd Ave. Columbus, Ohio. 



BERNE, INDIANA 

We believe it has been quite a wMle since 
any news has come from Berne. Well, Berne 
is still on the map. While we have not given 
any report, we are still busy in the service 
of the King. 

Our Fall communion is in the past. Brother 
Bell of Spokane, Washington, was with us 
for a short service in October. He just 
stopped on his way to Clay City, but he gave 
us a great message. 

Our Sunday school is in fine shape for 1920. 
They elected Brother Gideon Reisen as super- 
intendent. The outgoing superintendent. 
Brother M. Baker has conducted the Sunday 
school in the past year much to the credit of 
himself and school. The school is, we think, 
one of the best in the community both in 
spirit and missions. The offering seldom is 



below $10, which is our goal. They remem- 
bered the Thanksgiving offering fine, with 
something over one dollar per member. Like- 
■n-ise the White Gift went beyond our expec- 
tations. As the General Secretary, Brother 
Gearhart, will testify. Our ser^'ices are at- 
tended largely by young people and a great 
many of them are not Christians in the strict 
sense, so to speak. So we have great hopes 
for our coming revival which is to be held by 
Brother Shively of Masontown, Pa., beginning 
January 10. But may we say, right here that 
those young people are not of Brethren homes. 
I do not know of any Brethren homes of this 
church where the parents are Christians that 
all the children from nine years up are not 
Christians also. They have obeyed that por- 
tion of scripture where it says "Bring up the 
child in the way he should go" (that is God's 
way). And when they come to the years of 
understanding they will not depart from it. 

We are now serving the Berne church for 
the twelfth year but think it is time for a 
change, not because we do not like the people 
(God knows how our hearts are with them), 
but for the betterment of the cause we love. 
So if any rural church will be looking after 
a pastor in the future let us know. We say 
rural, because all our life work has been in 
the country, raised a farmer but preach for 
the glory of God. 

We have just attended a week of most 
blessed service at the Mennonite church at 
Berne, listening to W. M. Riley of Minneap- 
olis, Minnesota, and C. A. Blanchard of 
Wheaton, Illinois, on the fundamentals of the 
Bible. It was surely a glorious meeting to be 
privileged to attend. And way me just say 
that Cobb and Bauman gave the church at 
Bethel as good last winter as can be listened 
to by any people in the faith. How our 
churches need more Cobbs, Baumans, Bells, 
Bovvnians and men who dare to stand true. 
W. J. JOHNSON. 



DOINGS AT DAYTON 

The First Brethren church of Dayton Ohio, 
is making some interesting history at this 
time under the direction of her efficient pas- 
tor. Dr. E. M. Cobb. The annual business 
meeting was held on the evening of January 
7, and proved to be the largest ever held at 
the church. The general reports as well as all 
auxiliary and class reports rang with the sig- 
nal note, — "the largest and l^st we ever 
made ! ' ' While this was true financially, it was 
equally stressed of numerical and spiritual 
growth for the closing year of Nineteen Hun- 
dred Nineteen. 

The membership is becoming more fully, 
awakened to her opportunity and has a larger 
outlook from the great program adopted for 
this new year of 1920. She extended a call 
to Doctor Cobb to remain with her for an- 
other year from September next, as she feels 
his work should continue under the blessing of 
God, and granted a furlough to the pastor and 
his wife during the summer before National 
Conference, with pay and expenses, so they 
can visit the children on the Pacific Coast, 
provided he elects to continue with the First 
Brethren for another term as indicated. 

As the church is growing so rapidly and has 
nearly 1,100 communicants now she has a vis- 
ion of a larger plant, and through her repre- 
sentative, Milton J. Beeghly, one of the trus- 
tees, had negotiated for the lot next west of 
the church at a very reasonable price and at 
the business session in about 15 minutes near- 
ly the full amount was pledged and the ground 
secured, making a valuable asset to the church. 
It is fully paid at this writing. 

The program outlined by the pastor and en- 
dorsed by the church is very intensive until 
after Anniversary Day in May, but especially 
till Easter, and has not only Bible study, 
lecture work, but a special revival booked to 
begin March 16, as a drive for Eastertide. Fol- 
lowing that a series of special meetings to 
bo held at the Bear Creek House, recently 
acquired by the First Brethren church. 



On Sunday, January 11, at the close of the 
evening service, there was received into our 
fellowship by baptism from the Christian 
church, J. E. Eikenberry, wife and daughter, 
very worthy people we believe. Also at our 
business meeting there was granted a ten 
days' leave of absence to the pastor about 
March 1, to co-operate vidth Dr. William Evans 
of Chicago in a Bible conference at some 
southern city, which sacrifice the church very 
cheerfully made. A drive is now being made 
to get on the "Honor Roll" of churches for 
the Brethren Evangelist. Remember us before 
him in prayer so that his will may be done 
through the First Brethren in this city of 
great need! May the Lord bless his saints 
everywhere! 

WILLIAM C. TEETER, 
Corresponding Secretary. 



CLEARma THE WAY 

Our three weeks' meeting in the South 
Bend, Indiana, church held during the month 
of November closed with thirty-two additions. 
It was held with home forces. There have 
been several additions since its close. Not 
quite two years ago the church purchased the 
adjoining property, giving us a frontage of 
seventy feet and a depth of one hundred fifty 
feet, with an alley on the side and the rear. 
During this time the congregation has paid 
the interest and $1,500.00 on the principal. 
On last Sunday, January 11, Evangelist E. C. 
Miller brought us a great sermon on the 
theme, "Ye Shall Receive Power." As you 
read this he is in a great union tabernacle 
meeting at Alliance, Ohio. At the close of the 
sermon, two came forward to confess their 
Savior. Brother Miller then asked the people 
for $2,000.00 the amount needed to cover our 
entire indebtedness, and in about twenty-five 
minutes, he aided us in assembling more than 
$3,000.00. The surprise subscription was by 
the choir, made up of about 40 young people, 
their united subscriptions amounting to 
$600.00. This means a nice beginning for a 
larger church-building sometime in the future. 

The • last Sunday of our special meetings, 
we had 351 in the Bible school, and if we had 
room in our building, some schools would have 
to go some during the next two years, if South 
Bend did not pass them in the race. 

In the evening service, while yet rejoicing 
in the great victory of the morning, there 
were three more additions. We expect to be 
well to the front in the big union tabernacle 
meeing to be held here soon, with Bob Jones 
leading the Christian forces. 

G. W. RENCH. 



REPORT OF RECEIPTS FOE HOME MIS- 
SIONS DURING THE MONTH OP 
DECEMBER, 1919 
GENERAL FUND 

Mrs. C. E. Mercer, Partridge, 

Kansas, H. G., $ 5.00 

Mrs. John A. Myers Wil- 
liamsburg, Iowa, H. G 5.00 

Interest on monthly balances, 2.13 

Brethren Ch., Fillmore, Calif., 33.50 

S. A. Lowman, H. G., $ 5.00 

Mrs. S. A. Lowman, H. G.,. . 5.00 

Osias Bennett, H. G., 5.00 

Br. Ch., Huntington, Ind.,. . . . 32.00 

Mrs. Lilie Warren, Silver 

Lake, Ind., 3.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Lehman, 

Glendale, Arizona, 100.00 

R. I. Humbard, Chicago, HI., 

H. G., 5.00 

Mrs. R. I. Humberd, Chica- 
go., 111., 5.00 

Miss Mary Elizabeth Hum- 
bard, Chicago, m., H. G., 5.00 

Paul R. Humbard, Chicago, 
111., H. G., 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Millheis- 

ler, Portis, Kansas, H. G., 15.00 

Benj. F. Newcomer, Washing- 



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ton, D. C, H. G., 




8.00 


Jacob Thomas, Mt. Etna, 






Iowa, H. G 




5.00 


Mt. Etna Brethren Church,. . 




10.00 


Nettie J. O'Neill, Cone- 






maugh. Pa., 




10.00 


Mrs. Anna E. Gnibb, Sacra- 






mento, Calif., 




2.00 


Isaac Eodegeb, Nappanee,, 






Ind., H. G., 




5.00 


Eev. Ed Miller, Nappanee, 






Ind., H. G 




5.00 


Anna M. Beekley, Clarkston, 






Washington, H. G., 




5.00 


Mrs. Anna M. Eorabangh, 






Conemaugh, Pa., H. G.,. . . . 




5.00 


E. A. Juillerat and Family, 






Portland, Ind., 




12.50 


Br. Ch., Sergeantsville, N. J., 




18.50 


1st. Br. Ch., Allentown, Pa.,. 




48.20 


Eev. and Mrs. A. L. DeLozier, 


10.00 




Wm. K. Yoder, H. G., 


5.00 




Mrs. Wm. K. Yoder, H. G., . . 


5.00 




Wm. H. Sehaffer, H. G., 


5.00 




Elder E. E. Eelmer, H. G., . . 


5.00 




A S. Kline, H. G., 


5.00 




Arthur B. Turner, H. G., ... 


5.00 




B. Ch., Fairview, Ohio, 




38.22 


Mrs. Armilda Junk, H. G.,.. 


5.00 




Mrs. Dora Shobe, H. G., 


5.00 




Br. S. S., Eidgely, Md., 




20.00 


Mrs Eobert Milholin, Wil- 






liamsburg, Iowa, H. G. . . 


5.00 




Elva Milholin, H. G., 


5.00 




Eaymond B. Milholin, H. G.,. 


5.00 




Br. Ch., Milledgeville, 111., . . 




115.00 


Ellen G. Lichty, H. G., 


5.00 




Eev. Miles G. Snyder, H. G., 


5.00 




Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. 






Meyer, H. G 


5.00 




Br. Ch., Beaver City, Nebras- 






ka, 


5.00 


85.00 


Mrs. Emma Atwood, H. G. . . 




Joseph L. Johnston, H. G., . . 


5.00 




Eev. E. S. Flora, H. G 


5.00 




Mrs. Mary Seibert, H. G., ... 


5.00 




Miss Lilla Johnston, H. G., . 


5.00 




Ernest E. Myers, Williams- 






burg, Iowa, H. G., 




5.00 


W. H. Sanger, Millersburg, 






Iowa, H. G., 




5.00 


Trinity Br. Ch., Seven Foun- 










7.50 


Br. Ch., Uniontown, Pa...... 


20.00 


Sunday School and W. M. S., 










41.00 


Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Perry, 






Grand Bay, Alabama, .... 




2.00 


H. S. Myers, Scottdale, Pa., 






H. G., 




5.00 


Aaron Showalter, Adrian, 






Mo., H. G., 




10.00 


Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Mack- 






rail, Conemaugh, Pa., H. 






G., 




5.00 


J. H. Peck, Beatrice, Nebras- 






ka, 




10.00 


S. W. Wine, Af ton, Va., 




3.00 


Mrs. P. A. Early, Nappanee, 






Ind., 




5.00 


Matilda C. Antram, New Sa- 




lem, Pa., 




5.00 


Edwin Kent, Wakarusa, Ind., 




H. G., 




5.00 


Mrs. W. W. Eeed, Morgan- 










1.00 


Mrs. E. A. Snowden, Los An- 




geles, Calif., H. G., 




5.00 


1st. Br. Ch., Eau Claire, Wis- 






consin, 




2.50 


Mrs. Sam. Fishtom, Loree, 






Ind., H. G 




5.00 


Wesley Miller, Goshen, Ind., 






H. G. 




5.00 


Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Nurr, 




Bellefontaine, Ohio, H. G., 




10.00 


Mr and Mrs. C. Eowland, 






Sunnyside, Wash., H. G.,.. 




5.00 


Alpha S. S. Class, Cone- 






maugh, Pa., H. G., 




5.00 








Conemaugh, Pa., H. G., .... 




10.00 



Mrs. Susan Bezona, Los An- 
geles, Calif., H. G., 

Gretna Br. Ch., Bellefontaine, 

Ohio, 

Br. Ch., Denver, Ind., 

W. M. S., Denver, Ind., H. G., 5.00 
Br. Ch., Louisville, Ohio . . . 
Eev. and Mrs. E. M. Eiddle, 

H. G., 5.00 

Viola Knoll, H. G., 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Painter, 

H. G., 5.00 

Mrs Sophia Keim, H. G., .. 5.00 

Sanford Essig, H. G., 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Clapper, 

H. G., 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Clapper, 

H. G., : . . . 5.00 

W. M. S., Br. Ch., H. G., ... 5.00 
Mr. and Mrs. John Bricker, 

Eossville, Ind., H. G., ... 
Br. Ch., McLouth, Kans., . . . 
Br. Ch., Columbus, Ohio, . . . 
Br. Ch., Nappanee, Ind., . . . 
Br. Ch., Martinsburg, Pa.,. . 

Br. Ch., Bryan, Ohio, 

Br. Ch., Mt. View, Va., .... 
1st. Br. Ch., Sunnyside, 

Wash., 

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cfofford, 

Hallandalo, Florida, 

Br. Ch., and S. S. Summit 

Mills, Pa., 

M. W. Eikenberry, Kokomo, 

Ind., 

Angeline Eikenberry, Koko- 
mo, Ind., 

J. Warren Eikenberry, Ko- 
komo, Ind., 

Isaac Grubb, Johnstown, O., 
Br. Ch. and S. S., Maurer- 

town, W. Va., 

3st Br. Ch., Eoanoke, Va., .. 
Gravelton, S. S., Nappanee, 

Ind., 

1st Br. Ch., Elkhart, Ind.,... 

Mrs. Hummel, 4.00 

Charles Teall, 5.00 

Br. Ch., Limestone, Tenn., . . 
Mr. and Mrs. C. Eowland, 

Sunnyside, Wash., H. G., . . 
Winifred E. Chandler, Hun- 
tington, Beach, Calif., H. 

G., 

Br. Ch., Oak Hill, W. Va., . . 
Mrs. A. Gilbert, Farmers- 

ville, Ohio, 

Maple Grove Br. Ch., Nor- 

catur, Kansas, 

Br. Ch., Morrill, Kansas, . 

Jno. S. and Lydia E. Wilson, 

Nappanee, Ind., H. G., ... 
Br. Ch., West Alexandria, O., 
Crown Chapel Br. Ch., Leon, 

Iowa, 

Nat. S. M. M., by Mary C. 

Wenger, Treas., Dayton, 

Ohio, 

Br. Ch., Leon, Iowa, 

Br. Ch., Canton, Ohio, 

Vina Snyder, H. G., 5.00 

Eev. DyoU Belote, H. G., .. 5.00 
Mrs. Zilpha Sutton, H. G.,. . 5.00 
Mrs. C. Minnear, Minburn, 

Alta, Canada., H. G., 

Br. Ch., Lost Creek, Ky,,... 
Br. Ch. and S. S., Berne, Ind., 
Frank Johnson, Berne, Ind., 

H. G., 5.00 

Prosperity Br. Ch., Palestine, 

W. Va., 

Br. Ch., Krypton, Ky., 

Campbell Br. Ch., Odessa, 

Mich., 

Br. Ch., Hagerstown, Md.,... 
Dr. J. M. Tombaugh, H. G.,. 5.00 
A. Eoy Spreeker, H. G., ... 5.00 
Clarence H. Eohrer, H. G., . 5.00 
Mrs. Clarence H. Eohrer, H. 

G., 5.00 

Mrs. W. G. Barnheisel, H. G., 5.00 
Mrs. Edith Cunningham, H. 



5.00 



55.40 
21.55 



10.00 
10.00 
8.75 
50.00 
42.50 
100.00 
22.25 

125.00 

10.00 

50.00 

.75 

.75 

.30 
10.00 

100.00 
7.40 

10.00 
90.00 

36.03 
5.00 



5.00 
53.11 



1.00 



23.35 
132.52 



10.00 
16.50 



93.80 
51.45 
58.88 



5.00 

25.20 

160.00 



10.20 
20.00 



107.10 
112.75 



G., 5.00 

Mrs. B. P. Sehindle, H. G.,. 5.00 
Wm. H. Beachley, H. G., ... 5.00 
Friends, 5.00 

B. Ch., North Liberty, Ind., 

J. A. Hostettler, H. G., 5.00 

C. C. Grisso, H. G., 5.00 

C. G. Wolf, H. G 5.00 

Polly Hostettler, H .G., 5.00 

Moses Steele, H. G., 5.00 

L. L. Kilmer, H. G., 5.00 

Mrs. L. L. Kilmer, H. G., ... 5.00 
Br. Ch., Tiosa, Ind., 

Br. Ch., New Enterprise, Pa., 
J. M. Bowman, Harrisonburg, 

Va., H. G., 

Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Camp- 
bell, Sandusky, Ohio, . 

Br. Ch., Eoanoke, Va., 

Mrs. M. O. Mininger, Eoanoke, 

Va., H. G., 5.00 

Eev. L. G. Wood, H. G., .. 5.00 
St Luke Br. Ch., Wood stock, 

Va., 

Br. Ch., Washington, D. C, 
Mr. and Mrs. Homer W. Ball, 

Washington, D. C, H. 6., . 5.00 
Volunteer S. S. Class, Gratis, 

Ohio, 

Highland Br. Ch., Marianna, 

Pa. . . -. 

Br. Ch., La Verne," Cal.', .... 
3rd. Br. Ch., Phila., Pa., ... 

Br. Ch., Dayton, Va., 

Br. Ch., West Homerville, O., 
Br. Ch., Ankenytown, O., ... 

Br. Ch., Lathrop, Cal., 

Br. Ch., Hudson, Iowa, 

Br. Cr., Berlin, Pa., 

Union Grove Br. Ch., Eaton, 

Ind., . ? 

1st Br. Ch., Datyon, Ohio, . . 

Cliff Askin, H. G 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Eoy Kjnzie, 

H. G., 5.00 

Miss Flora B. Fogarty, H. 

G., 5.00 

Earl Phillips, H. G., 5.00 

Mrs. Earl Phillips, H. G., 5.00 

Eosa D. Longnaker, H. G., . . 5.00 

D. W. Keplinger, H. G., ... 5.00 
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse O. Garver, 

H. G., 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Shank, 

H. G., 5.00 

Dr. E. M. Cobb, H. G., 5.00 

Aaron Fisher, H. G., 5.00 

N. A. Teeter, H. G., 5.00 

John Guthrie, H. G., 5.00 

A Friend and Brother, H. G., 25.00 
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Grubb, 

H. G., 5.00 

W. A. Gearhart and Family, 

H. G., 5.00 

Dr. E. W. Longneker, H. G., 5.00 

Blanche E. Hamburger, H. G., 5.00 

Miriam Keplinger, H. G., 5.00 

Dr. J. M. Wine, H. G., 5.00 

Bertha Wine, H. G., 5.00 

Susan Wine, H. G., 5.00 

Orion E. Bowman, H. G., ... 5.00 

Delia M. Bowman, H. G., . . . 5.00 
Home Builders S. S. Class,.. 

Mrs. C. W. Abbott, H. G.,. . 5.00 

Grace Buck, H. G., 5.00 

Maude Stoner, H. G., 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Eussel Ham, 

H. G., 5.00 

Mrs. J. C. Ewing, H. G., ... 5.00 

A. E. Evans, H G., 5.00 

Geo. F. Kem, H. G. 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Wood, 

H. G., 5.00 

Grace Alspaugh, H. G., .... 5.00 

Bessie Trubee, H. G., 5.00 

Br. Ch., Turlock, Cal., 

N. V. Leatherman, H. G., 5.00 

Mrs. Belle Osborne, H. G.,. . 5.00 
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Johnson 

H. G., 5.00 

Mrs. T. E. Gaddis, H. G., . . . 5.00 



$ 70.00 



19.00 
40.00 



5.00 



1.00 
70.40 



5.00 
105.00 



1.50 

20.00 
102.00 
35.00 
21.50 
8.75 
24.50 
27.25 
42.00 
76.21 

35.00 
414.00 



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Ingervel Johnson, H. G., 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Eichard Hard- 
ing, H. G., 25.00 

Mr. G. W. Powell, H. G., ... 35.00 

W. W. Heltman and Family, 
H. G., 5.00 

1st. Br. Ch., Fremont, O., 37.45 

Mrs. John Baringer, H. G., . . 5.00 

J. D. Gilbert, Eaton, Ohio, 

(Gratis Church), H. G., ... 5.00 

Br. Ch., Warsaw, Ind., 40.00 

0. A. Kanauer, H. G., 5.00 

Friendship S. S. Class, H. G., 5.00 

Brighton Br. Ch., Howe, Ind., 19.92 

Mrs. Mary M. Young, Bunker 

Hill, Ind., H. G., 5.00 

Br. Ch., Ashland, Ohio, 98.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. S. Baer, 

H. G., 5.00 

C. G. Philips and Family, H. 

G., 5.00 

H. C. Wertz, H. G., 5.00 

1. D. Blotter, H. G., 5.00 

Br. Ch., Charleston, Neb., . . . 41.05 

1st. Br. Ch., Altoona, Pa., . . 90.00 

Sylvester Berkeybile, H. G., 25.00 

Mrs. W. W. Wertman, H. G., 5.00 

Eev. W. C. Benshoff, H. G.,. . 5.00 

Mra. W. C. Benshoff, H. G., 5.00 

Mrs. L. K. Keplogle, H. G., 5.00 

Abram SoUenberger, H. G.,. . 5.00 

Mrs. Irene SoUenberger, H. 

G., 5.00 

Mrs. L. Z. Eeplogle, H. G., . . 5.00 
"W. M. S., Dayton, Ohio, by 

Edith Kern, 5.00 

Vianna Hackett, Hampton, 

N. J., 2.00 

Mrs. Edwin C. Hackett, 

Hampton, N. J., 3.00 

Br. Ch., Nampa, Idaho, 29.00 

Mrs. Martha Keller, Wash- 
ington, D. C, H. G., 5.00 

Br. Ch., New Lebanon, Ohio, 42.35 

John Eck, H. G., 5.00 

Mrs. George Kinzie, H. G... 5.00 

Frank Weaver, H. G., 5.00 

Mrs. Susie Anderson, H. G., 5.00 
Bethlehem Br. Ch., Harrison- 
burg, Va., 25.00 

1st. Br. Ch., Fremont, Ohio,. . 2.45 

Br. Ch., Cameron, W. Va., . . 10.00 

Br. Ch., Hamlin, Kansas, .. 38.25 

Minnie Neff, La Fontaine, 

Ind., H. G., 5.00 

Miss Edythe O. Fair, Mongo, 

Ind., 1.00 

Eeimbursement From Foreign 

Missions, General Fund, . . . 52.45 

Br. Ch., Meyersdale, Pa., 97.00 

Total $4,451.60 

Previously Eeported, 1,743.34 

Total receipts to Jan. 1st, 1920, $6,194.94 
National S. M. M., by Mary C. Wen- 

ger, Treas., Dayton, Ohio, $ 50.00 

Mrs. L. N. Frame, Long Beach, Cal.,.. 5.00 

Harly Eoose, Nappanee, Ind., 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Conrad, North Man- 
chester, Ind., 5.00 

E. A. Juillerat and Family, Portland, 

Ind., 12.50 

Florence Cripe, Goshen, Ind., 50.00 

Mrs. P. A. Early, Nappanee, Ind., . . . 5.00 

Br. Ch., Krypton, Ky., 23.75 

M. W. Eikenberry, Kokomo, Ind., .... 10.50 
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Campbell, Sandus- 
ky, Ohio, 2.00 

Ella Geidlinger, Canton, Ohio, 7.00 

Br. Ch., Washington, D. C, 10.00 

Mrs. L. L. Kilmer, North Liberty, Ind., 12.50 

Volunteer S. S. Class, Gratis, Ohio, . . . 1.50 

C. E. Society, Louisville, Ohio, 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Peterson, Bement, 

111., 15.00 

Paul N. Brumbaugh, Wash., D. C, 10.00 

Jr. C. E. Society, 1st. Br. Ch., Phila- 
delphia, Pa., 3.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Pittinger, Wooster, 

Ohio, 5.00 

Anna E. Grubb, Sacramento, Cal., .... 5.00 



W. M. S., New Paris, Br. Ch., 11.00 

Ella Eace, Pittstown, N. J., 5.00 

Mrs. Lillie Warren, Silver Lake, Ind., 5.00 

Br. Ch., Lost Creek, Ky., 32.67 

Br. S. S. Listie, Pa., 5.00 

Mrs. W. H. Yagel, Kunkle, Ohio, 1.00 

1st. Br. Ch., Long Beach, Cal., 357.75 

Mary Schisler Messenger, Trout Lake, 

Wash. (Bazaar Collection), 53.15 

Aaron Showalter, Adrian, Mo., 5.00 

Br. Ch., Cameron, W. Va., 15.00 

Mary, A. Snyder, Glover Gap, W. Va., 5.00 

Cyrus Snyder, Glover Gap, W. Va., . . . 5.00 
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Perry, Grand Bay, 

Ala., 5.00 

Lewis Hostetler and Family, Johns- 
town, Pa., 5.50 

Total, $752.82 

Previously Eeported, $1,537.41 

Total Eeceipts to Jan. 1st, 1920, . . $2,291.23 
Kentucky, Kitchen Shower Fimd 
Mrs. G. N. Hammers, Johnstown, Pa., 

(Collected), $ 93.00 

Mt. Pleasant Bible Class, 6.50 

W. M. S. Society, 1st. Br. Ch., Johns- 
town, Pa., 25.00 

Gladys Berlin, Goshen, Ind., 5.00 

Mrs. Geo. N. Hammers, Johnstown, Pa., 

(Collected), 2.50 

Total, $100.50 

Previously Eeported, 137.05 

Total Eeceipts to Jan. 1st, 1920, ...$237.55 
Kentucky Iiight Plant Fund 

Borrowed from General Fund, $300.00 

Miss S. Elizabeth Gnagey, Oak Park, 

111., 10.00 

Ira Fudge, Gratis, Ohio, 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith, Eaton, 

Ohio, 10.00 

Eliza A. Crook, Logansport, Ind., .... 2.00 
Miss Feme Hartzler, Akron, Ohio, . . . 5.00 
Home Builders Bible Class, Dayton, O., 

by Mary C. Wenger, 25.00 

Golden Eule Bible Class, Dayton, O., 

by Dr. W. D. Long, 5.00 

Total, $372.00 

Previously Eeported, 62.00 

Total Eeceipts to Jan. 1st, includ- 
ing $300.00 borrowed, $434.00 

Sununary of Eeceipts to Jan. 1st, 1920 
(Home Missions) 

General Fund, $6,194.94 

Kentucky Support Fund, 2,291.23 

Kentucky Kitchen Shower Fund, . . . 237.55 
Kentucky Electric Light Plant Fund, 434.00 

Muncie, Indiana, Building Fund, 50.23 

Peru, Indiana, Building Fund, 25.24 

Total Eeceipts to Jan. 1st, 1920,. .$9,233.19 
FOREIGN MISSIONS 
(December Eeceipts) 
South Americart General Fund 

Br. Ch., Berlin, Pa., $ 86.25 

Mrs. W. H. Yagel, Kunkle, Ohio, 1.00 

Br. Ch., Lathrop, Cal., 6.50 

World Wide Missionary Society, Long 

Beach, Gal., 10.00 

Br. S. S., Listie, Pa., 10.83 

Nettie Brumbaugh, Hill City, Kans.,.. 10.00 

Br. S. S., Pittsburgh, Pa., 157.47 

Total, $282.05 

Previously Eeported, 94.40 

Total Eeceipts to Jan. 1st, 1920, ..$376.45 
African General Fund 

343, $ 2.00 

342, 5.00 

338, 30.00 

339, 35.00 

340, 10.00 

341, 55.00 

344, 55.00 

345, 10.00 

Total, $202.00 

Previously Eeported, 43.17 

Total Eeceipts to Jan. 1st, 1920, ..$245.17 



Gribble Personal Fund 

88, $ 3.00 

86, 23.00 

S7, 2.00 

85, 5.00 

84, 19.50 

89, 9.75 

Total, $62.25 

Previously Eeported, 5.00 

Total Eeceipts to .Tan. 1st, 1920, . . . $67.25 
EoUier Personal Fund 

36, $ 6.00 

35, 5.00 

34, 10.00 

Total Eeceipts to Jan. 1, 1920, $21.00 

Snyder Personal Fund 

No Eeceipts during December, $ 0.00 

Previously Eeported, 10.00 

Total Eeceipts to Jan. 1st, 1920, . . . $10.00 

African Outfit Fund 
World Wide Missionary Society, Long 

Beach, Calif., $160.61 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eush (No Ad- 
dress), 31.00 

Br. Ch., Flora, Ind., 79.80 

Total, $271.41 

Total Eeceipts to Jan. 1st, 1920, ...$271.41 
South American Tract Fund 
Br. Ch., La Verne, Cal., $125.00 

Total Eeceipts to Jan. 1st, 1920, ...$125.00 
Brethren Missionary Fund 

No Eeceipts during December, $0.00 

Previously Eeported, 4.50 

Total Eeceipts to Jan. 1st, 1920, $4.50 

MISCELLANEOUS FUND 
Armenian Eelief 

Mrs. W. H. Yagel, Kunkle, Ohio, $ 1.00 

World Wide Missionary Society, Long 

Beach, Cal., 5.00 

CHINA, for Mrs. Eose Foulke and 
Children, 

1st. Br. Ch., Long Beach, Cal., $100.00 

India, For S. H. Power 
A. W. Mayell, Long Beach, Gal., ...$ 75.00 
Clarence Sickel Personal 
Young People's S. S. Class, Compton 

Ave., Los, Angeles, Cal., $ 5.00 

Total, $186.00 

Previously Eeported (None), Total 

Eeceipts to Jan. 1st, 1920, $186.00 

SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS TO JAN. 1, 1920 

(Foreign Missions) 
General Fund, (South American), ...$ 376.45 

African General Fund, 245.17 

Gribble Personal Fund, 67.25 

Eollier Personal Fund, 21.00 

Snyder Personal Fund, 10.00 

African Outfit Fund, 271.41 

South American Tract Fund, 125.00 

Brethren Missionary Fund, 4.50 

Miscellaneous Fund, 186.00 

Grand Total Eeceipts to Jan. 1, 

1920, $1,306.78 

Eespectfully Submitted, 
WILLIAM A. 6EAEHAET, 
General Missionary Secretary, 
906 Conover Bldg., Dayton, Ohio. 



FROM THE OHIO BENEVOLENCE 
DIRECTOR 

Through a slight misunderstanding the ap- 
peal to the Ohio churches for Benevolences 
was not given before. 

Sunday, February 8 has been set aside, for 
this purpose. It is very important that the 
C'hio churches line up promptly and materially 
on this proposition. The apportionment is 10 
cents a member for each congregation. If 
Ohio is to hold her place among the Brethren 



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churches of the nation she must meet this goal 
This is the last year of the Four Year Pro- 
gram and IT MUST BE MET. The day has 
come when the churches must do some mate- 
rial work and now is that time. Now without 
any further appeal will not each congregation 
in the state send its apportionment to Herman 
Koscoe, Goshen, Indiana. If you do not it will 
be necessary to write you personally. 

E. GLENN MASON. 
West Salem, Ohio. 

Business Manager's Corner 

BUSY DAYS 

It was not because we had nothing to report 
or nothing to say that we had no notes for 
this column last week, but because we have 
been having so many things to do and so 
many things to look after that we scarcely 
had the time. 

Last week the Board of Trustees of the 
College held its annual two-days' meeting, 
and as Secretary of the Board we had to 
give practically all our time for those days 
to this meeting. It was a most eventful 
meeting and we trust that the plans pro- 
posed for the betterment of the College may 
be faithfully and successfuly carried out. 
How G-oes the Battle? 

The fight is still on in the campaign for 
enlarging the subscription list of the Evan- 
gelist and we are exceedingly glad to report 
a most decided forward movement, and to be 
able to report that not only have fourteen 
churches, that had already won a place on 
the Honor Eoll, have renewed their lists for 
another year, but two new churches have 
been added to the Boll. The new churches 
are Center Chapel, Indiana, with Kenneth 
Konk as pastor, and Eoanoke, Virginia, with 
L. G. Wood as pastor. Brother Eonk is a new 
man in our ministerial force, but he has gouo, 
about his work like a veteran, and though we 
may be looking at the matter from a some- 
what prejudiced standpoint, yet we predict 
that if Brother Eonk goes about all" his pas- 
toral work as effectively as he went about 
winning a place on the Evangelist Honor Eoll 
for Center Chapel there will be a bright fu- 
ture before him as a pastor. It is the motto, 
"We will find a way or make one" that 
counts in the work of a pastor as much as 
it does in the life of a business man. 

We feel extremely grateful to Brother Wood 
for what he has accomplished for the Evan- 
gelist in Eoanoke, Virginia. Brother Wood 
wrote us a year or more ago that he was en- 
deavoring to get his church on the Honor Eoll, 
but that he wanted to be able to claim the 
honors without any reservations whatever be- 
fore making any claim at all. We have known 
Brother Wood personally for a good many 
years and we know his excessive modesty and 
knowing this we place the Eoanoke church on 
the Honor Eoll before he asks us to. Brother 
Wood has sent in the required number of 
subscriptions with the statement, "You need 
not place the church on the Eoll until all the 
money is sent in." Knowing Brother Wood's 
sj'stematic methods for many years we have 
no worry about the balance of the money so 
we propose to give him and his church imme- 
diate credit. 



The Renewals 

The following churches have renewed their 
lists: Milledgeville, 111., third year. Miles J. 
Snyder, Pastor; Whittier, California, second 
year, A. V. Kimmel, Pastor; Compton Avenue, 
Los Angeles, California, second year, J. C. 
Beal, Pastor; Oakville, Indiana, second year, 
Vf. E. Deeter, Pastor; Falls City, Nebraska, 
third year, H. F. Stuckman, Pastor, Beaver 
City, Nebraska, E. 8. Flora, Pastor; Mt. View, 
Ilollins, Va., third year, J. E. Patterson, Pas- 
tor; Limestone, Tenn., second year, Mary 
Pence, Pastor; Morrill, Kansas, third year, A. 
E. Whitted, Pastor; Portis, Kansas, third 
year, Eoy Brumbaugh, Pastor; Waterloo, Iowa, 
third year, W. H. Beachler, Pastor. 

We would be delighted to go into detail and 
say nice things about each one of these 
churches and their pastors, but you can read- 
ily see that would take up too much space 
for one week, so we will only say ' ' Thank 
you, ' ' to all of you and wish you the same 
good things that you have wished us in your 
appreciative letters. 

One Thing More 

It is one of the besetting sins of a great 
many preachers to say, "One thing more and 
I am done, ' ' and then keep on for another 
quarter of an hour, but we will be true to our 
declaration and say but one thing more this 
time, but it is an exceedingly important 
thing. The high cost of living has not been 
appreciably effected by government investiga- 
tions and our troubles are far from being 
ended. Everybody knows how labor costs 
have advanced during the past year and most 
of the people know that the cost of paper has 
almost doubled again in the last six months, 
with no relief in sight. The other day we 
placed an order for forty thousand pounds to 
be delivered in June with no price fixed on 
it, for no mill in America will make a price on 
future deliveries. This simply means we will 
have to advance the price of our Sunday 
school publications at least; but just how 
much we have not yet determined. The an- 
ntuncement will be made when our next order 
blanks are sent out. Last quarter we ordered 
Westminster supplies for some of our schools, 
using the same blanks we have been using 
for a year, and when the invoices came to us 
wo found the prices had been advanced and 
that we were the losers by the transaction. We 
sent an order to a New York publisher a short 
time ago and with the invoice came a slip of 
paper saying ' ' We have advanced the price of 
all our publications thirty-three and one-third 
percent to meet the higher cost of labor. ' ' 
One of the largest printing companies in this 
section of the country told us a few days ago 
that they had raised the price thirty percent 
on everything. So you see it is simply a mat- 
ter of SELF PEESEEVATION with us. We 
will have to get more for our output or quit 
putting anything out. We are sorry, but there 
is no help for it and we ask your co-operation 
and support in these trying days. 

R. E. TEETER, 
Business Manager. 



EVANGELIST HONOR ROLL 

The following churches having met the re- 
quirements laid down by the Brethren Pub- 
lishing Company regarding the placing of the 



Evangelist in the homes of the congregations 
are entitled to a place on the Evangelist Hon- 
or Roll: 

Church Pastor 

Akron, Ind., (New Highland), .... (Vacant) 
Allentown, Pa., 3rd Year, ... A. L. DeLozier 
Ankenytown, Ohio, 3rd Yr., .... A. L. Lynn 

Ardmore, Indiana, A. T. Wirick 

Ashland, Ohio, 3rd Yr., J. A. Garber 

Beaver City, Nebr. (3rd Yr.), ... E. S. Flora 

Berlin, Pa., (2nd Yr.), I. B. Trout 

Berne, Indiana, 3rd Year, . . W. F. Johnson 

Bryan, Ohio, 2nd Yr., G. L. Maus 

Buckeye City, O., Glen Peterson 

Burlington, Ind., 2nd Yr., W. T. Lytle 

Carleton, Nebr., 2nd Yr., .... J. D. Kemper 

Center Chapel, Ind., K. R. Eonk 

Cerro Gordo, 111., D. A. C. Teeter 

Clay City, Indiana, (3rd Yr.), S. C. Henderson 
College Corner, Ind., 2nd Yr., Homer Anderson 

Conemaugh, Pa., (3rd Yr.), E. F. Byers 

Darwin, Indiana, W. T. Lytle. 

Dallas Center, Iowa, E. F. Porte 

Dayton, Ohio, E. M. Cobb 

Denver, Indiana, 2nd Yr., L. A. Myers 

Dutchtown, Indiana, Homer Anderson 

Elkhart, Ind., (2ud Yr.), ... H. H. Wolford 
Eaton, Ind., (Maple Grove), . . ,H. E. Eppley 

Eau Claire, Wisconsin, J. A. Baker 

Fair Haven, Ohio (3rd Yr.), ... B. F. Owen 
I'alls City, Nebr. (3rd Yr.)„ . H. F. Stuckman 
Fillmore, Calif. (2ud Yr), . Sylvester Lowman 

Flora, Ind., 2nd Yr., W. E. Thomas 

Fostoria, Ohio (2nd Yr.), M. S, White 

Fremont, Ohio, H. M. Oberholtzer 

Goshen, Indiana, J. A. McInturfE 

Gretna, Ohio, 3rd Yr., .... Edwin Boardman 

Gratis, Ohio C. E. Beekley 

Hagersto'wn, Maryland A. B. Cover 

Hamlin, Kansas, 2nd Yr., Geo. E. Cone 

Huntington, Indiana, J. W. Brower 

Johnstown, Pa., 1st Ch., 2nd Yr. J. F. Watson 

Johnstown, Pa., 3rd Ch., Geo. H. Jones 

Lanark, 111., 2nd Yr., B. T. Burnworth 

La Verne, Calif., 2nd Yr., T. H. Broad 

Leon, Iowa, Geo. T. Eonk 

Leon, Iowa, (Crown Chapel), . . Geo. T. Eonk 

Leon, Iowa (Union Chapel), G. T. Eonk 

Limestone Tenn., 2nd Yr.), .... Mary Pence 
Linwood, Maryland, 2nd Yr., . . E. M. Eiddlo 
Long Beach, Cal. (3rd Yr.) ... L. S. Bauman 

Loree, Indiana, 2nd Yr., C. A. Stewart 

Los Angeles Cal, Comp. Av. 2d Yr. J. C. Beal 

Louisville, O., (3rd Yr.), E. M. Eiddle 

Los Angeles, Cal., (Compton Ave)., J. C. Beal 
Masontown, Pennsylvania, . . . Martin Shively 
Meyersdale, Pa., 2nd Yr., . . E. D. Burnworth 

Mexico, Indiana, 2nd Yr., L. W. Ditch 

Milledgeville, 111., (3rd Yr.), Miles J. Snyder 

Morrill, Kans., (3rd Yr.), A. E. Whitted 

Mt. View, Va., (3rd Yr.), ... J. E. Patterson 
Muncie, Indiana, 2nd Yr., .... J. L. Kimmel 

Nappanee, Ind. (3rd Yr.) E. L. Miller 

New Enterprise, Pa., Edward Byers 

New Lebanon, O., G. W. Kinzie 

New Paris, Ind., 2nd Yr., W. I. Duker 

North English, Iowa, Homer Anderson 

North Liberty, Indiana, C. C. Grisso 

New Enterprise, Ind., P. M. Fisher 

Oakville, Ind., (2d Yr.), W.,E. Deeter 

Peru, Indiana, Geo. C. Carpenter 

Philadelphia, Pa (1st Br.) . . Alva J. McClain 
Philadelphia, Pa., 3rd church, . . J. E. Braker 

Pittsburgh, Pa., H. M. Harley 

Portis, Kans., (3r,d Yr.), . . . Eoy Brumbaugh 

Rittman, Ohio, J. Allen Miller 

Eoann, Indiana (2nd yr;), ... Willis E. Eonk 

Eoanoke, Indiana W. F. Johnson 

Roanoke, Va., L. G. Wood 

Sidney, Indiana, 2nd Yr., L. A. Myers 

Summit Mills, Pa., 2nd Yr., E. D. Burnworth 

Tiosa, Indiana (2nd Yr.) C. C. Grisso 

Turlock, California, J. Francis Eeagan 

Washington, C. H., O., 3rd Yr., B. S. Stoffer 
Waterloo, Iowa, (3r,d Yr.), ..W. H. Beachler 
Whittier, Cal., (2nd Yr.), ... A. V. Kimmel 

Wtite Chapel, Mo., G. T. Eonk 

Windber, Pennsylvania, E. F. Byers 

Yellow Creek, Pa., Edward Byers 

Zion Hill, Ohio, A. L. Lynn 



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Number 6 



February 11 
1920 




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OUR NEW MISSION CHURCH 

Recently Purchased at Crebrera, Argentina 

BROTHER E. G. ATKINSON 

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give old as well as new address. 
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OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE BRETHREN CHURCH 

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TABLE OF 

The Time to Oppose Military Training — Editor, 2 

America's Greatest Gift to Near East — Editor, 2 

Editorial Eeview, 3 

Think on Big Things — J. A. Melnturff, 4 

Laymen's Conference at Pittsburgh — Guilford Leslie, 4 

Jesus ' Concern for Children — Frank B. Yoder, 5 

Christian Humility — Mrs. C. E. Nicholas, 7 

One Way of Redeeming the Debts We Can Never Pay — Vianna 

Detwiler, 7 

Pentecostal Power — Delbert Whitmer, 8 



CONTENTS 

A New Year Message — N. W. Jennings, S 

To the Sunday Schools of the Brotherhood, 9 

First Class Completing Three Year 's Course, 9 

Life Work Letter — Edwin Boardman, 10 

liife Work Pageant, 10 

Christian Endeavor at Ashland, Ohio, 10 

Did You Know? — E. A. Eowsey, 11 

Brief Missionary Notes — W. A. Gearhart, 12 

News of Progress in South America — E. G. Atkinson, 12 

From Our Four-year-old Missionary, ■ 12 

News from the Field, 1316 



ED ITORI AL 

The Time to Oppose Military Training 



Every informed citizen is aware of the imminent possibility of 
universal military training being made a national requirement by the 
present congress. The military affairs committees of both the sen- 
ate and house have had under consideration for some time several 
bills providing for universal military training. The house commit- 
tee has not thus far been sufficiently in favor of the principle to be 
able to report any of them to the house. But by a vote of 9 to 5, 
the senate military committee on January 26 approved the provisions 
of a bill drafted by a sub-committee providing for compulsory mili- 
tary training for young men between 18 and 21 years inclusive. It 
is quite possible that the house committee may soon become united 
on this or some similar bill. But with that much encouragement, we 
may now expect a campaign of education in fovor of compulsory mili- 
tary training to be launched by, those organizations and interests that 
have favored the policy all along. 

It will be remembered that early in December certain army offi- 
cers appeared before the senate committee urging the passage of uni- 
versal training legislation. The senators assured them that they 
favored universal training and urged them to get to work in their 
home states. ' ' Votes are wliat count in the final analysis, ' ' said one 
senator, "ond if you want this legislation enacted you should build 
up sentiment for it at home, so that the demand would be felt in 
Washington. There should be a campaign of education." One of 
those officers replied that such a campaign would be made as soon as 
the senate committee should report the bill to the senate for action. 
So much by way of review to refresh your memory. 

Now no one can tell what is likely to be the fate of the proposed 
universal military training legislation. But one thing is sure, and 
that is, the final result depends very largely upon what the ijeople say. 
Most of our congressmen have very keen ears and they are very alert 
to hear what their constituents say. There are organizations that will 
talk very loudly in favor of military training. But the churches are 
opposed to militarizing our land, and the Brethren church in particu- 
lar is opposed to war and militarism of every sort. Will the churches 
speak out, so that the men at Wa.shington can hear? And what con- 
cerns us more particularly, will the Brethren church speak out strong- 
ly? It is this concern that has persuaded us to bring the matter to 
your attention. 

Brother W. M. Lyon, pastor of our church in Washington and our 
denominational peace representative, has made himself heard on this 
matter. On January 13, he and some representatives of the Church 
of the Brethren, the Friends and the Christadelphians were given a 



hearing by the house committee on military, affairs. It is reported 
that these brethren were received with the utmost courtesy and that 
for three hours the committee listened, asked questions or debated 
with these representatives of the churches concerning the questions 
at issue. This interview will doubtless not be entirely without effect 
and we are gratified to learn that these brethren discharged their dele- 
gated duties so commendably. 

But these brethren-should be backed up in their objections. Chris- 
tian people everywhere, who have not forgotten the lesson that Ger- 
many taught the world, should speak their opposition to this principle 
very, emphatically. And no church is under greater obligation to 
express itself at a time like this than is the Brethren church. If we 
still believe in our gospel-founded peace principles, now is the time to 
preach them plainly and positivety. Now is the time to declare our 
opposition to any policy that fosters militarism and would tend to 
make it more likely that our young men should be called upon again 
in some future crisis t-o do military service. Now is the opportune 
time to oppose war, when war is not inevitable, but rather when 
there is time to prevent it. If we hold our peace now, it will not be 
to our credit to ask exemption from the bearing of arms if war 
should again arise. This is our opportunity to demonstrate to the 
world that we are not a ' ' slacker ' ' church, but that in very truth we 
are opposed to war, the principle of war and everything that encour- 
ages war. If every church of the brotherhood would unanimously 
draft resolutions opposing universal military training and send them 
to their respective representatives an,d senators, such action could not 
fail to have its effect in determining the vote. These protests, added 
to the many others that will doubtless come from churches of like 
faith, will have no small deterring influence upon our congressmen, 
and at the same time it will keep our consciences clear of any sin ■ 
on neglect in regard to this matter. 



America's Greatest Gift to Near East 

One of the many public spirited men enlisted in the campaign of 
the Near East- Belief to aid the hundreds of thousands of people 
starving or near starvation in Armenia, Syria and Palestine is 
Bayard Dodge, son of Cleveland H. Dodge, the noted New York phil- 
anthropist. He finds, however, from a first hand study of conditions 
in the Near East that financial aid is not all that is needed for the.se 
peoples. 

"^The greatest gift America can give the Near East," he said in 



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a recent interview, "is not altogetier money, food and clotliing. All 
of these things are vital for the moment but the great gift America 
can provide is that of teaching the people again how to live and how 
to love as Jesus lived and loved. 

"It is to ingrain again into that population, (demoralized by years 
of war and massacre and spoliation, a true consciousness of character 
and unselfishness. It is to teach men to live for each other rather 
than for themselves. 

"It is the great achievement of New Kngland that missionarj' in- 
fluences have been started throughout the Near East. Thousands of 
children have been given a start in life through the mission schools. 
The Gospel has been preached throughout the length and breadth of 
the Levant, beautiful high schools and colleges have been founded and 
the Bible printed in many languages. 

"Through these institutions many leaders have been trained for 
these peoples so long kept under a cruel subjection. High profes- 
sional training has been given and the gi-aduates have been imbued 
with high ideals to govern the practice of their professions." 

We should not and will not fail to provide them with food and 
clothing and shelter. We must bind up their wounds and heal their 
diseases even as the Master before us did. And they need these phys- 
ical benefits in much larger measure than we have been supplying. 
But along with this relief of the body and this provision of physical 
needs, we must not fail to provide them with the higher things of life, 
the things that perish not. Our Lord was not satisfied with the heal- 
ing of the body until he had freed the soul of its bondage to sin. And 
these wretched multitudes, distressed and scattered without a shep- 
herd, Christian America needs not only to feed and clothe but to 
bring them anew into touch with the loving character and renewing 
power and inspiring spirit of Jesus Christ. 



EDITORIAL REVIEW 



White Gift oiferings are still coming in, says Brother Trent. Are 
yours in? 

Brother Kenneth Eonk, the youngest of the ' ' ' Ronk preachers ' ' 
is pastor of the Center Chapel, Indiana, church and he reports the 
work in good condition. Brother C. C. Grisso recently assisted him in 
Q. very succesful revival meeting. 

Brother B. F. Owen recently spent two weeks visiting his home 
in Montreal, Canada, and is now assisting Brother I. D. Bowman in 
his evangelistic campaign at Buckeye City, Ohio, by leading the sing- 
ing. 

Brother L. G. Wood writes concerning the progress of the work 
at Eoanoke, Virginia, and when you read his letter you will agree 
with him that the work- there is "actually making progress." Judg- 
ing from the "push" and the "pull" there, it will surely be a "Vic- 
tory Year." 

Christian Endeavorers, don't fail to read the Christian Endeavor 
page and then get busy and carry, out the plans of Ashland College 
Night. Every society should send in an offering this year. Prove 
your loyalty b}' your works. 

On the Sunday school page you will find the likeness of the first 
graduating class in the Three Year teacher training course. Brother 
L. A. Myers taught the class while he was yet at Denver. Congratu- 
lations to class and teacher. 

The Leon, Iowa, field is reported this week by the pastor. Brother 
G. T. Eonk. The fact that Leon is now independent of the help of the 
mission board and that they are now paying off their church debt 
speaks of the progTess that has been n^ade. Brother Albert Eonk 
assisted' his brother in a successful evangelistic meeting at Leon. 

A very excellent report comes to us from Brother DeLozier con- 
cerning the work at Allentown, Pa. His people remembered their 
pastor and family in a very substantial way at Christmas time. 
Brother DeLozier is doing school work at Lehigh University along 
with his -pastoral duties and will take his master's degree in June. 
An increasingly larger number of our young men are giving time to 
more thorough preparation for the great work of the ministry. 



Brother Oberholtzer reports the splendid revival meeting recently 
held in his congregation by Brother Bowman, and he says it was in- 
deed a genuine revival. He speaks highly of Brother Bowman's work 
as an evangelist and believes the church has been given a larger 
place in the city. Brother j^owman also writes concerning the meet- 
ing and gives Brother Oberholtzer much credit for the splendid way 
in which he backed up the evangelist. 

The Christian Workers Conference held last November in South- 
ern California was, not a Church of the Brethren young people's con- 
ference as the title of the report might suggest, but a conference of 
the wide-awake Christian workers of the Sunday schools. Christian En- 
deavor societies and Women's Missionary Societies of the Southern 
California churches. Sister Srack shows herself a very careful secre- 
tary. 

Brother Gearhart who has recently been on another trip to Ken- 
tucky in the interest of our mission work, was delayed in his return 
by a brief illness. We are glad that it did not prove to be serious 
and that he was able to return to his work at Dayton so promptly. 
He is giving the brotherhood some splendid service which no doubt 
will be more and more appreciated as our people learn more and more 
about it. 

We are pleased to present our readers with a view of our new mis- 
sion property at Cabrera, Argentina, where Brother Edward Atkinson 
is in charge. The progress will be much more rapid and substantial 
now that we have permanent quarters. Brother Atkinson is greatly 
encouraged over the prospect and the brotherhood will rejoice with 
him and support him as well as the other missionaries in that country 
by their prayers . 

It has been some time since we last heard from our little four- 
year-old missionary who is gradually making her way into the heart 
of Africa, but we are compensated for the wait by the unusual inter- 
est of the letter which we are permitted to publish this week. Our 
readers will rejoice to learn that the Gribble party is permitted finally 
to get in touch with the tribes with whom they have desired to work 
and are now learning the dialect. Brother Gribble in a letter to the 
editor expresses very generously his appreciation of the brightening 
up of the Evangelist and especially the first page. We are glad for 
this encouragement from far away Africa. 

After the "make-up" of The Evangelist had been arranged we 
received a special delivery from Waiterloo concerning the suggestion 
we made regarding representation at the World's Sunday School Con- 
vention at Tokyo. We immediately set aside some other material 
not so urgent and had Mrs. Wisuer's proposition in behalf of the 
Waterloo Sunday school inserted. Waterloo is surely wide-awake and 
the proposition proposed is a most commendable one. We shall be 
pleased to hear from others in regard to the matter'. Mrs. Wisner's 
reference to Brother Beachler gives occasion for us to remark that 
he has accepted a call to the Waterloo pastorate to begin upon the 
completion of his canvass for College endowment in the late spring or 
early summer. Since Brother Goughnour's resignation. Brother Liv- 
engood has been supplying the pulpit. 

This week Brother Beachler reports for West Alexandria and New 
Lebanon churches on the endowment campaign. Brother George Kin- 
zie is pastor of both churches and he and Brother Beachler, together 
with the brethren who supplied the autos, covered the ground in these 
pastorates on scheduled time in spite of icy roads. We dare say both 
pastor and campaign secretary, would have rejoiced to have made the 
showing double the amount it is, but they pronounce the result that 
was attained good under the circumstances. We are sure there are 
many loyal Brethren in these churches and many of them doubtless 
did their very best, and if there are those who did not, as is usually 
the case and as Brother Beachler suggests, we shall pray that they 
may some day receive a vision of their great opportunity and respon- 
sibility and make amends for their previous failure. But we are re- 
joicing that in these churches we have some as loyal and sacrificing 
membei's as can be found anywhere and that they, are awake to the 
great need of an endowed college. 



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GENER AL AR TICLES 

Think On Big Things. By j. a. Mcinturff 

(First published in his "Weeliiy News".) 



"Immensity is magnincent medicine," rim the words of 
Mr. Boreham. He is riglit. That is why your doctor sends 
you to the hospital or the seaside. We forget the little 
things in contemplating the greatness of big things. In 
reading Mrs. Barclay's nction we hear the physician of one 
of her characters say to his patient: "Here is your prescrip- 
tion ! See a few big things. ' ' He then urges her to ' ' go out 
west and gaze upon i>iagara. " Jolm Bunyan entered in his 
notes, "Lord, thought 1 what ado is here about such little 
thiags as tnese. ' ' The tendency of life is to the small things, 
small pleasures, small troubles, small ideas, small talk. We 
are like the pebbles on the be icn, it is so hard to keep up 
with the big stones. Put into a can some small beans and 
two walnuts and shake and the walnuts will stay on top. 
That is life. John Wesley was weary with that bunch of 
fellows who buzzed at his feet with little questions. He 
loved to meet one of his size to talk of the great doctrines 
Of God. We get tired of the plains and long for the moun- 
tains. The soul takes its journey and moves among the 
rugged peaks. Lord Moiiey tells of one of Mr. Gladstone's 
letters in which he writes of a visit to Dr. Chalmers. He 
tells of his impressions in which he saw that Ur. Chalmers 
would not spend his mind in little things. You may now 
turn to Gibbon in his Decline and Fall of the Roman Em- 
pire and read of the destruction, but after the Huns and 
Goths did their all, still there remained some of the master- 
pieces of Roman architecture. Why so 'I Because of their 
largeness. The big things were left. Every preacher knows 
that it is the great subject that holds the field. The preach- 
er-of small subjects is doomed. The Canadian Presbyterian 
relates this farewell to a pastor as he left for a new field; 
"I am sorry to see you go, I never had but one objection to 



you, and that was your sermons were too horizontal." Here 
is a big truth. A friend was walking in a western desert 
and looking down said: "This desert is made up of little 
grains of sand. Little tilings often make the desert of life. 
The failure — if there is a failure — of the church is that she 
has made her God too little. She has made her Christ too 
small. Men Avant to live high, and with the big things of 
life. We have thought on the little things, and we have 
made the church little in the estimate of the world. Dr. 
Jowett cries out that, "We must preach more on the big 
texts of the Bible. ' ' The need of the hour is to lay our hands 
on the big things and do them. It is the small things that 
often make us fear, but it is the big thing that develops 
strength and manhood. We read the other day in a Chi- 
cago paper that an elephant which destroyed its master was 
made to plunge in fear when a mouse was produced. In 
India an elephant carrying a heavy timber, seeing a mole 
blindly seeking for its underworld, dropped the timber on 
the driver and killed him. How true to life. We fret and 
worry over the little things of life and let go of the bigger 
tasks and drop them. It was the little "gossip" that fell 
on the Apostle's ear that made him deny his Lord. It was 
the little "waste" that sent Judas to the gallows. It Avas 
the ' ' little complaint " of a few widows that stirred the first 
church in Jerusalem. It was the "striking" instead of 
"speaking" that lost the "Promised Land" for Moses. We 
need a baptism of big things. It Avas the burning idea of 
' ' freedom ' ' that made Moses the great deliverer. It was the 
■ /loney and a great social service program. ' ' But, it Avas iLe 
time for the little things Avhich torment us, and Avhich are 
after all harmless except as Ave pay attention to them. 
Goshen, Indiana. 



Laymen's Conference at Pittsburgh. By Guilford Leslie 



In the interest of our beloved brotherhood I Avill. en- 
deavor to tell something about the Laymen's Activities Con- 
ference of the Interchurch World Movement, held at Pitts- 
burgh, January 31 to February 2. It was a picked confer- 
ence of representative laymen of the various denominations, 
there having been 250 invitations sent out, 221 of Avhich re- 
sponded, representmg 30 states and 28 denominations. Of 
the number of men invited from the Brethren church the 
f oUoAving Avere present, William Kolb, Jr. ; H. F. E. 'Neill ; 
Ira W^ilcox and the AA'riter. The chairman of the meeting- 
was Fred B. Smith and the secretary and director of the 
Laymen's Activities Department Avas Daniel A. Poling. Other 
speakers present Avere, George W. FoAvles, Governor Mili- 
hen of Maine, Robert E. Speer, George SherAVOod Eddy, S. 
Earl Taylor, Robert W. Babson, Ralph E. Diffendorfer and 
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 

Among the objects of the meeting Avere three : to organ- 
ize bands of laymen to carry the evangelistic note and the 
ideals of the Movement to their adjacent communities and to 
assist in creating and promoting a program of lay activities 
for and Avithin the local church. The chairman declared 
that this Avas not a mass meeting, but a board of strategy 
and that Avhat was planned and done there was to be car- 
ried back to the churches. 

Speaking of the advantages of co-operation among the 
churches. Dr. Smith said, ' ' The devil Avould willingly under- 
write the Avliole Interchurch World Movement, providing 
the churches Avould remain aloof and continue to antagonize 
each other rather than as.sist each other. Our Lord prayed 
that Ave might be one, and the Protestant churches are one in 
most essentials, then why not co-operate in the things in 



Avhich Ave do agree ? Speaking of the Christian 's warfare, it 
Avas sighted that the Central poAvers in the great Avar suc- 
ceeded by co-operation, and that the Allies' success began 
only Avhen they co-operated under one leader. We must co- 
operate under the one great leader, Jesus Christ. Marshall 
Foch said, ' ' Good divided is easily destroyed by evil united 
but good united is invincible." When the church goes for- 
Avard unitedly to the battle it Avill Avin, for the gates of hell 
cannot prcA'ail against it. • ' 

It Avas pointed out that it was time for the ministry to 
cease trying to save the church and strive to save the world. 
Dr. FoAAdes said, "When Jesus Avas on the cross he saw a 
bleeding, bcAvildered, broken bankrupt World. Open now 
your eyes and see all this Avliich Jesus saAV. And may Aye 
understand Avhat Jesus kncAv, that in himself were the re- 
sources to heal the bleeding world and a light to guide it in 
its bcAvilderment. In him Avas that Avhich Avould bind up its 
broken heart and give riches for its impovei'ishment. In the 
broken Avorld Jesus saAv the magnitude of the task before 
the church. May Ave remoA'e the "blinders" of our denom- 
inationalism and see the Avhole Avorld broken and bankrupt. 
Do you realize that there are a billion people that knoAv not 
that God is good and that there may be a real brotherhood? 
Do you realize that right noAv during this year there are 
more people dying than during any year of the war? In 
Budapest out of 1,000 children 964 are dying. 

From Governor Milliken's speech I gathered that we 
have been exhorted to put religion into business, but said 
he, Ave should also put business into religion. He said. We 
should haA'e business in religion and should have both busi- 
ness and religion in politics. Democracy is organized un- 



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No one need have any fear that there is any effort or desire 
to do away with denominations. Nor will the big denomina- 
tions swallow up the little denominations. The minute any- 
thing like that Avould be attempted, there would be jealousy 
among the big denominations and the whole Movement 
would be at an end. The little denomination has a better 
chance within the Movement than without. I could detect 
nothing but good motives in the Movement. It is a great 
desire to forward the work that the church is in the world to 
do that is at the foundation of this Movement and we as a 
people ought not to hesitate to do our part in the great pro- 
gram mat is being placed before our churches. 
Ashland, Ohio. 



selfishness ; autocracy is organized selfishness. The next war 
will be in the United States. It is on now, between selfish- 
ness and unselfishness. The very life of this nation depends 
on our interest in the welfare of others. We cannot escape 
the duty of helping to improve the conditions of this old 
world and of relieving the sufferings of others. The welfare 
of a man's soul depends much upon the welfare of the rest of 
him. 

An important work of the conference was in the hands 
of the Activities committee which brought in some carefully 
made plans. These were scrutinized by section and adopted, 
great caution being exercised to maintain the denominations ; 
u4iile co-ordinating all interests that ivere held in common. 



Jesus' Concern for Children An Object Lesson for the Church of Today 



By Frank 

We are surrounded by a ■\\'orld of matter. In this 
woi-ld is an inviolable law that for evei-y effect there is a 
cause, and vice versa. Plants grow because they are sup- 
plied with plant food and moisture and warmth. We have 
the conveniences of modern science because men have 
learned to know certain forces of nature and have made 
them serve him. Franklin drew the lightning from the 
clouds and Fulton took steam from the tea kettle and to- 
day these two forces are carrying man's messages and bear- 
ing his burdens. We have houses in which to live because 
men have taken material out of which houses are made and 
have built them. 

If our education is broader, more comprehensive today 
than it was fifty, or one hundred years ago, it is because 
men have applied their minds to study. If the world is bet- 
ter morally and spiritually today than it has ever been be- 
fore, it is because men have had a clearer conception of 
right and wrong and a broader and fuller luiderstanding of 
the law of love and service as applied to the human family. 

Men today engage in business not so much for the 
pleasure of pursuit but rather for the object to be obtained. 
The farmer prepares the soil and plants the seed, not so 
much for the enjoyment he derives from the plowing of the 
ground or the cultivation of the crop, but for the harvest 
he hopes to reap. When (Tod made the world he did not do 
it for mere i^leasure, nor out of idle curiosity: he had a pur- 
pose, a divine plan. He created the mineral and vegetable 
kingdoms and the lower forms of animal life and made these 
subject to the will of man whom he created last. The min- 
eral kingdom is subservient to the vegetable kingdom. The 
soil is constantly giving itself to the plant. In turn the 
plant is yielding its life to the animal. And the animal is 
the servant of man. Man by this same law of the lower 
giving itself to the hig'her must give his life to God. 

Man is the crowning glory of God's creation. He was 
made in God's own image and likeness, whatever that may 
mean. He was made a quickened soul. He was given all 
the capacities and faculties of the human mind. He has 
will power, the power to choose and refuse, and the power 
to reason and think. He can take the simple, the fundamen- 
tal things of life and build them up one upon the other into 
the great complex things. He can take the great complex 
.things and analyze them and reduce them to their simple 
forms. The power to do these things is not possessed by any 
other creation of God, lower than that of man. Wlioever 
heard of a dumb bnite building a suspension bridge, or a 
NcAv York Sky scraper or of constructing a watch? Such 
things can be done only bv an intelligent brain. 

If we may judge by the accomplishments of the past, is 
it unreasonable to suppose that some day, some time, some- 
where, man may have so unfolded the laws of matter and 
the laws of the spirit that he shall see and know God as 
he is? 

With this conception of life the universe about us 
ceases tc be a playground for man and at once becomes an 
arena for service. 

The world, instead of being a storehouse of wealth and 



B. Yoder 

our fellow-man a tool for unlocking it, that we may add 
more to our selfish enjoyment, we see it as an opportunity 
to work together with God in consumating his great plan. 

The plan of redemption includes the whole Avorld, none 
have been left out. It is for every race, for old and young. 
"Whosoever will may come." But the work of making this 
plan knoMQi to humanlvind has been given over to you and 
to me. "How can they know except they be taught and 
how can they teach except they be sent?" And Christ said 
before departing this world, "Go ye, therefore, and teach 
all nations." 

We save ourselves by saving others. "He that Avould 
save his life shall lose it, but he that loseth hi,? life for my 
sake, shall find it," Jesus said. 

The greatest concern of my life has ever been to know 
what the will of God is concerning me? Wliat would he 
have me do? How may I best use the talent he gave me 
in extending his kingdom here in the AA'orld? 

Through a study of psychology and from observing men 
I am convinced that the most effectual work for God and 
the church miist come through A\'ork with children. 

Jesus likened the Kingdom unto tlie faith of a child 
and on numerous occasions he expressed his appreciation for 
childhood. A most striking example of this is found in the 
scripture which says, "And taking little children in his 
arms he blessed them," and again, "Suffer the little chil- 
dren to come unto me and forbid them not. ' ' 

The wise man of old said, "Train up a child in the way 
he should go and when he is old he will not depart from 
it." And again, "As the twig is bent so will be the tree." 

We know that by the time we have reached maturity, 
or anyway, middle life, our ideas and habits are pretty well 
established. We make but few changes after that. On the 
other hand, childhood 'is the formative period of life. The 
mind is plastic then, susceptible to impressions. In fact, 
impT'essions made in that period are never permanently for- 
gotteji. They may slip into the subconscious mind tempor- 
arily, biit during stress, or a crisis they are recalled. 

If I may be pardoired for personal reference, I would 
like to relate an expei'ience of my own when sick with fever 
and in a deliriiun. During early childhood my brother, C. 
F. Yoder, and myself used to compete with each other in 
committing Bible verses. We sometimes would learn as 
many as 50 verses a week. As I grew into later life, these 
verses were apparently forgotten : I could not recall them at 
all. But when stricken with fever, with the mind and body 
under a stress these verses came to_ me and my nurse said 
it seemed as if I knew the Psalms and Proverbs entirely by 
heart. Similar experiences have been had by others. Hence, 
the importance of gi^nng the child the right training. 

Did it ever occur to you that we are spending vast sums 
of money to hire policemen, and judges, and guards, to 
build court houses and jails and penitentiaries and to buy 
penal farms to re-make the man we made wrongly. Would 
it not be better to spend at least a part of this money to 
start the child aright? To give him a good birth, a good 
home, a good environment, a good schooling, and to place be- 



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fore him high ideals? Then, when this child comes to the 
years of manhood he Avill not need to be re-made. Form him 
rightly and he ivill not need to be reformed. This business 
of starting the child in life ostensibly is the -ivork of the 
church. 

Christianity contains the correct standai-d of morality 
for the world. Why not take the initiative in putting that 
standard into pratcice? 

In the earlier history of the church, she had no place 
for her young people. She had no young people's societies, 
no provision whatever for their social activities. And young 
people are active, all the laws of life compel them to be so. 
Why should not the church direct these activities? In one 
of my meetings this Avinter I asked the local pastor if he had 
a young people's society in his church. He replied "No." 
I asked if there was one in towai. He replied "No." I then 
asked him where the young people were getting their recre- 
ation and amusement? He said. "The dance hall and the 
pool room." He also told me that married men with fami- 
lies were going to the public dance hall, and were dancing 
A\-ith the girls of 15 years to 20 years of age. He also said 
that trouble had already come to some of the girls from such 
toleration. 

I then asked this pastor his reason for not directing the 
activities of these young people through the channels of the 
church ? 

His answer was most startling. Here is what he said : 
"If I were to start a movement of that kind in my church, 
then the other pastor here in town would start a like move- 
ment in his church and there would be continual strife be- 
tween us as to which should have the greatest following." 
In the meantime this pastor (?), this servant (?) of God, was 
■willing to allow the young people of his congregation to go 
to hell. 

Too many of our pastors are "hide bound." Too many 
of our churches are dark, dismal, dusty, ill-smelling rooms, 
where people Avith long faces congregate, to hear long pray- 
ers and uninteresting sermons. 

Is it any wonder our young people arc seeking entertain- 
ment elscAvhere? Since young people are active, since they 
are aggressive, since it is nature's first law for them to be 
so, it is a physical impossibility to put the cloak of an old 
man's mind and an old man's habit on a young boy and ex- 
pect him to Avear it. He niay Avear it for a AA'hile, but the 
time Avill come Avhen it Avill lie cast aside for a better fit. 

I must emphatically refuse to accept the teaching some- 
times heard thai the natural tendency of man is evil. I be- 
lieA'e the natural tendency of the human soul is upAvard. I 
believe its intuitiA^e desire is for the good, the true, and the 
beautiful. 

Let us, then, take this life in the A-ery beginning of its 
earthly career, take it Avhen the mind is plastic. When it is 
uninfluenced by harmful impressions; take it AA'hile it is still 
in its innocence and purity, and in the home, the church and 
the school, let us give that child an environment conducive 
to true manhood and true Avomanhood. 

The child is a builder. He is building the house of 
character. Hoav Avell he builds depends almost entirely upon 
tbe kind of material Ave give him. If he gathers his mater- 
ial from the street, the pool room and the dance hall, his 
building Avill be constructed of Avood, hay and stubble. It 
Avill perish Avith time. 

I Avould not overlook the laAv of heredity, the adA^an- 
tage of being A\en born, of having blood from good parent- 
age coursing throiigh our A'eins. 

This has been forcefully demonstrated in the breeding 
of liA'e stock. Blood tells, and men pay long prices for it. 
But blood is not all, food and care counts for much even in 
the scrub. 

So in the human family, it is important to be Avell born. 
But not to be. is no reason for di'couragement. On the 
other hand, it is a poAverful argument for us to make the en- 
vironment of such a child as nearly perfect as possible. To 



one Avho may be born Avith inherited Aveakness let us guard 
him and protect him Avith something better. 

To Avhom does this Avork more properly belong than to 
the church? Whatever Avill make a man think a better 
thought, have a more Avorthy a.spiration, see a nobler ideal 
should be endorsed by the church. 

Why spend all our time trying to uproot the tares sown 
by the devil? 

Let us sow the good seed ourselves. The tares then Avill 
have no room to groAv. 

Can anyone give a valid reason as to Avhy the church 
should not put on a program of eugenics? Teach the par- 
ent as Avell as the child the laws of life and of health. Teach 
them hoAv it is that the sins of the parents are visited upon 
the children unto the third and the fourth generation. 

Why should not the church give instruction as to hoAv to 
grow and care for the body, Avhat food to eat and Avhat 
kind of clotliing to Avear? Since one's mental condition de- 
pends so much upon his physical condition and the .spiritual 
depends upon both mental and physical, AA-hy not have an 
understanding of the relationships of the three? 

In our cities the Y.' M. and the Y. W. C. A. organiza- 
tions are looking after the social welfare of the boy and 
girl. HoAv about our rural communities? What objection 
can there be to the country church providing similar amuse- 
ments for her boys and her gii-ls? Why not have a gym- 
nasium Adhere they may meet in play and exercise, Avhere 
they can have their shoAver baths or plunge in the pool, 
AA'here they can play basket ball or any other game innocent 
in its nature? Why should not the church own a moAdng 
picture machine and give not only the boy and girl but the 
entire community such vicAvs that are at once both inter- 
esting and educational? There are many siicli vicAvs to be 
had. The International Harvester Company, the National 
Fertilizer Company and the Department of Agriculture, 
Washington, D. C, have such vicAvs which they are glad to 
loan to anyone desiring to use them. Since about 85 per- 
cent of our learning comes to us through the eye, Avhat 
could be more appropriate than to throAv on the screen in 
our church services some of the gospel songs illustrated, like 
"Jesus Lover of My Soul," or "Rock of Ages," or "Near- 
er My God to Thee." While the picture is being shoAvn a 
single voice, or a duet or quartet of voices could softly sing 
the Avords. The effect I am sure Avould be most impressive. 
Picture machines are not prohibitive in price. In fact, 
the poorer the congregation the more important, do I think 
it is to have one. For Avith increased attendance Avill come 
increased collections and larger membership. 

In the cities there AA'ould be no trouble to secure light 
for operating a machine. An electric lighting plant in the 
country I am told ansAvers just as Avell. 

Then, there is the Sunday school. Let us teach the 
child in the language of the child. Let us haA^e the com- 
fortable little chairs, the sand pile, and the charts. Let us 
make the entire church an attractive place to be. Inside let 
us have carpets on the floor, clean paper on the Avails, suit- 
able pictures hung, curtains at the AvindoAvs; a library and 
music room, where the people of the community, especially 
the young, may gather for reading the best magazines, the 
best newspapers, the best books, or Avhere they may spend 
the time in song or instrumental music and social A'isiting. 
Let us make the churcli laAvn a thing of beauty Avith grass, 
and floAvers and shrubbery. And then Avhy not have a kit- 
chen and dining room in the church, Avhere suppers may be 
seiwed ? Men eat, at home, why not have an occasional meal 
in the church, and enjoy Christian felloAvship with each 
other? 

Let us make our church so beautiful, and her services 

so entertaining and spiritual that men and Avomen, boys and 

girls Avould rather go there than anyAvhere else. When we 

do this I believe oTir empty pcAv question Avill solve itself. 

What do you think about it? 

South Bend, Indiana. 



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Christian Humility. By Mrs. C. E. Nicholas 



Humility is that habit of mind in wliich we do not think 
more highly of ourselves than Ave ought — a feeling of infer- 
iority, when compared with others. Humility has been 
beautifully described as a divine veil which covers our good 
deeds and hides them from our eyes. 

Real humility is the rarest of all virtues — rarest, be- 
cause it is the hardest to acquire and hardest because it 
means the getting rid of self, and we all know self is our 
greatest and persevering enemy. 

The conquest of self is the greatest of all conquests and 
the hardest to win. Many preach humility but very few 
really practice it. It is easy to look down on others but to 
look down on ourselves is exceedingly difficult for the aver- 
age man. It takes courage to look at ourselves as others 
see us, yet what different lives we would live if we could ;:ee 
ourselves as others see us. 

So long as man compares himself with man, he is sat- 
isfied but when he enters the Divine Presence he feels his 
utter worthlessness. When man feels God's love and his in- 
finite mercy tlie pride of his heart is broken — he becomes 
humble and penitent. "They that know God are humbled" 
and "Ivnow thyself and thou canst not be proud." Man 
must endui'e afflictions, suffer losses and rcverre.s Ijefore his 
proud heart is humbled. 

George Elliott wrote "We can hardly learn humility and 
tenderness enough except through suffering." ]']vcn Fi'ank- 
lin said "Through losses and crosres men gi'OAv humbler and 
wiser." Those who suffer most are God's humblest; they 
have learned by experience that ffod does give grace to the 
humble and that his grace is always sufficient. 

Humility is the bui'den of Christ's teaching, yet man is 
SO slow to accept this divine principle. 

Of all plants, God has chosen the vine that creeps; of 



all beasts, the lamb ; of all fowls, the dove. Even Christ is 
referred to as the Lily of the Valley. God appeared to 
Moses in a bu.sh. Thus you see his great purpose was and 
has ever been to check the arrogance of men. 

Is it not a marvelous fact that God did not select the 
strong to carry his messages and do his work ; he has always 
chosen the humble that his power might be made manifest. 

Moses trembled as he entered the presence of God. 
David the obscure shepherd boy was the humblest God ever 
called to a crown. Paul who was constantly' exposed to hu- 
miliations and who continually lamented over his afflictions 
becomes his greatest apostle. Thus Ciod prepared his chosen 
for great conflicts and ai-ms them with weakness. 

Riches give great power in temporal affairs but poverty 
gives poAver in spiritual matters. "Blessed are the poor in 
spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." He loves to 
bestow where there is most room. When we are emptied of 
self then Ave are filled Avith the fullness of Christ. 

"The bird that soars on highest AA'ing 

Builds on the ground her loAvly nest ; 

And she that doth most SAveetly sing 

Sings in the shade Avhen all things rest ; 

In the lark and the nightingale Ave see 
"What honor hath humility." 

"The saint that Avears heaven's brightest croAvn 

In the deepest adoration bends; 
The Aveight of glory bows him doAvn 

The most Avhen most his soul ascends; 
Nearest the throne itself must be 

The footstool of humility." 
DoAvagiae, Michigan. 



One Way of Redeeming "One of the Debts We Can Never Pay' 

By Vianna Detwiler 



That Avas a striking appeal on the cover of tln' ISreth- 
ren Evangelist for a gift of money for the pioneer j^reach- 
ers of the Brethren cliTirch. May the offering of February 
8th proA'e a Avorthy response to the braA'e spirit of our early 
ministers, Avho dared to stand out for God even though :'t 
meant standing alone so far as the church Avas concerned. 
Not alAvays is the main body of the church in the right. 
God's blessings on those pioneer preachers! Is their day 
altogether gone? Might there be occasion for the same type 
of ministers today? 

Besides the annual offering for the Superannuated Fund, 
there is another Avay by Avhich this "unpayable debt" may 
be lessened. Hoav can I best repay our .'elf-denying i^reach- 
ers of early days? By not refusing to enter the same kind 
of ministry, ji similar condition has developed, the kind 
that a Holsinger, Avere he still here or a SAvihart Avere he 
still actiA^e, Avould not hesitate to undertake. 

Here is the situation that is compelling ! Ten thousand 
toAATis Avest of the Mississippi are AA'ithoiit any regular re- 
ligious serA'ices, Avas one of the facts again thrust before our 
eyes as- yesterday Ave listened to the Field Secretary of Re- 
ligious Education for the Church of the Brethren, Virgil Fin- 
nell, Elgin, Illinois. Coming from California, some little 
stretch before reaching Ashland, he passed through sixteen 
railroad tOAA'ns of the same destitution. Elder Sanger one 
of their district CA^angelists is also here and together they ai'e 
exploring the rich mine of opportunity for our God and the 
whole Bible. Mr. Finnell promises to stop here on his re- 
turn from the AVorld's Sunday School Convention in Japan 
and bring his stereopticon report Avith Japanese coloring. 
He has had a Avide experience as to the feasibility of ncAv 
fields and he tells me he is going back and ask the mission 
board for $100,000 to develop their work in this Golden 



AVest of unparalleled opportunities. He sees he cannot af- 
ford to Avait for Ainnial Conference and assured us that the 
board Avoiild act at once. 1 inquired " Moav much money is 
your church investing among the Mountain AVhites?" 
"Nothing in a special Avay, helpnig to support a fcAv preach- 
ers in the poorer congregations in Kentucky," he replied. 

I have just i-eceived the information that no money Avas 
appropriated at our last National Conference to develop any 
ncAv field in this northwest district. The fcAv hundred dol- 
lars to be used to reclaim Ashland comes through the self- 
denial of one of the Long Beach friends. While there are 
hundreds of toAvns to be taken, there are six points, tAvo of 
Ihem large cities, Avhere there is an ocea.'ion for us to enter 
noAv. Where are the six men of the Holsinger type Avho dare 
to step out and occupy even in advance of the mission board ? 
That is not running any more risk than did our early pio- 
neers, because it is only one Avay in Avhich Ave can pay the 
"unpayable debt." Here it is AA-here our foreign mission 
funds of the future may be generously replenished, for the 
western people are great givers, once they are organized. 

The last three converts baptized Ncav Year's Avere the re- 
sult of Dr. Bro AVer's generous serAaces Avhen they AA^ere m 
need of a friend, and noAv they are the chief helpers in the 
Win-One Band that meets every Sunday night. 

Ashland, Oregon. 



"Why do you like the Bible?" was the question asked 
of a Fiji Islander. "Because it knoAvs me," Avas the answer. 
— Christian Advocate. 



I believe that a man should be proud of the city in 
Avhieh he lives ; and that he should so live that the city Avill 
be proud that lie lives in it.— Abraham Lincoln. 



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THE BRETHREN PULPIT 



'Pentecostal Powers." By C. Pelbert Whltmer 

TEXT: "Ye shall receive power." Acts 1:8. 



God works through means in spiritual things as well as 
in material. The church is his instrument. God will not and 
cannot violate his laws. Electricity is the best agent known 
by which to illustrate the workings of the Holy Ghost. Elec- 
tricity can do almost anything, but only Ju conformity to 
law, only by means of conductors, only as its way is pre- 
pared. Let the machinery be in order, and see how the elec- 
tricity flies along the wires, carrying your messages, pro- 
pelling your cars, furnishing your lights. But let the ma- 
chinei-y be out of order, let the wire be cut, and where is 
your electricity? Even so it is with the Holy Ghost. Let 
the conditions be complied with, and how he flashes forth 
power, light and salvation! Let the wire be cut, and even 
the Holy Ghost cannot overleap the break. The fire from 
heaven cannot come. 

So let us look at this Pentecostal power and see some 
of its characteristics and conditions. What is it? 

First. It is the power of religious earnestness. Half 
hearted religion is no religion at all. God wants the Avhole 
heart or none. Earnestness is working at religion, not play- 
ing at it. The disciples knew the power existed. They 
meant to have it. To get it they Avould meet the conditions 
whatever they were. Eeligious earnestness means ardor, de- 
termination, irresistibleness, victory. Without it there can 
be no Penteccstal power. 

Second. Pentecostal power is the power of union. 
Forty sticks will not make forty separate fires scattered 
over the prairie. They will all go out. Put them all together 
and now see what a blaze. Again and again we are told that 
those one hundred and twenty disciples were all in that 
upper room — not one hundred and nineteen, but one hun- 
dred and twenty. All were there and with .one accord. 
Think how some church members refuse to unite in prayer 
and will not work Avith the rest of the church ! how these 
Aveakcn the strength of the church! Every refusal to co-op- 
erate detracts that much from the power and effectiveness of 
the church. We must be with one accord. 

Third. Pentecostal power is the power to witness for 
Christ. Christianity is a religion that advances by means 
of testimony; and only so. Where no one speaks for it, it 
dies. It needs the tongue. The disciples were to be wit- 
nesses for Christ. For the first thirty or forty years there 
were no books written about him. His church grew might- 
ily, but all by means of the witness given by word of mouth. 
If the first disciples had not talked more about Jesus, than 
some of his present disciples, his cause would have been 
dead before the Ncav Testament was written. We are not 
bold enough to speak on behalf of the Christ Avho died to 
save the world. 

Fourth. Pentecostal poAver is the power of God's 
Word. Have you noticed at Pentecost Avhat a reasoner, 
Avhat an expositor Peter had become? What gave him such 
poAver over men's hearts on that memorable occasion? Read 
over his address, and you Avill find that it is founded on quo- 
tations from the Old Testament. Peter treated it as the 
Avord of God. Have you observed how often Ave read in 
Acts, "and the word- of God grew and multiplied?" A 
thought is like a seed — it has life in it and it groAvs. Did 
you ever knoAv a church to have Pentecostal poAver Avhen it 
did not honor the divine Avord ? They who! honor the Word 
realize a groAving grace in their own lives and an increasing 
poAver over the lives of others. 

Fifth. Pentecostal poAver is the power of prayer. 
hoAV I Avould like to have heard the prayers in that upper 
room ! Such thanksgiving for the life and death and resur- 



rection of Jesus ! Such supplications made under the inspir- 
ation of the Holy Spirit ! Such confessions of sin and un- 
AA'orthiness, and requests for pardon! 0, there Avas prayer, 
just in the right place, time and manner, just as Jesus had 
directed ! And Avhat an answer it feceiA^ed ! Who can ex- 
plain, analyze or define this poAver of prayer? Christians, 
do Ave Avant apostolic baptism ? Do Ave Avant Pentecostal poAv- 
er? Are Ave Avilling to pay for it the Pentecostal price of 
apostolic prayer? They AA^ho Avait upon the Lord shall re- 
new their strength and go forth empoAvered by the Holy 
Ghost. 

We have Avaited six thousand years for steam and elec- 
tricity; but these forces existed even in Eden, and might 
haA^e been iised had Ave only knoAA^n how. We have Avaited 
tAvo thousand years for the conversion of the Avorld. The 
poAver to bring it about exists. It is the poAver of the Holy 
Ghost. It only Avaits to find human lives through Avhich its 
poAver can operate in the Avorld. We can have it in Pente- 
costal measure if Ave Avill comply with the conditions. Then 
shall the Avorld be speedily brought to Christ. Shall Ave 
have it? 

South Bend, Indiana. 



A New Tear Message 



The old year has gone Avith its Adctories, its joys and its 
sorroAvs. We are blessed Avith life Avhile millions have fallen 
victims to death and haA^e passed through the door from 
time into eternity. We are blessed Avith health Avhile thou- 
sands are on beds of affliction. We are blessed Avith homes 
AA'-hile tens of thousands are homeless. All glory be to God 
for his love and mercy to us, his miAvorthy servants. 

Let us go to our closets often Avith gladness as if Ave 
Avere going to meet the clearest friend on earth. Let us cast 
ourseh^es at his feet and bestoAv upon him our love until our 
hearts almost break AAdth a desire to loA^e him more. Let us 
cast our burdens upon him. BelicA^e, and Ave Avill haA^e hope. 
If Ave love him and each other all Avill be Avell. Let us be 
more unselfish this year. 

Let us take the little fomidation stones of our life and 
place them upon the Chief Corner Stone, and cement them 
Avith the precious blood of Jesus until the superstructure, 
in some measure, ansAvers to the excellence of the foundation 
— Jesus our Lord. 

Let us htmger and thirst after righteousness. May our 
Lord's rod and staff comfort each of us under all the trou- 
bles of life. ! Avhat depths of love and AA'hat heights of 
gospel truth Ave may enjoy if Ave but live at "his side! 

Let each one pray God to fill us Avith more Avisdom, 
steadfastness, meekness and fortitude. May he enable us 
to cari-y the light of the glorious gospel into the hearts of 
thousands as Ave represent him here on earth ! 

Pray for your servant that the light of the mighty Spir- 
it of God may .shine upon his pathAvay and that he may be 
found Avalking Avith God in the beauty of holiness as he goes 
in and out among you and the people of this part of the 
city. 

With great confidence I give you up to the mercy and 
keeping poAver of God, and that all you have and are may 
be his who bought you with his precious blood. 

Let us dig very hard this year in the gospel mines for 
hidden treasures. 

And when he comes, may Ave be his for all eternity ! 
Your servant and pastor, 

N. W. JENNINGS. 



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Send 
WHITE GIFT 
OFFEBINGS to 



THE SU NDAY SCHOOL 

To the Sunday Schools of the Brotherhood 



ALBERT TRENT 

General Secretary-Treasurer 

Jolmstown, Pennsylvania 



The Bi'ethren church should, by all means have a dele- 
gate at the great convention at Tokyo, next October. We 
can not afford to let a great event like that pass by Avithout 
some one in attendance. 

Sunday schools, like everything else, have undergone a 
great change since the war and the new problems which nat- 
urally have arisen will be discussed and great plans will be 
made for the future in Sunday school work. We must not 
get this second handed, but must send some one who is a 
thorough Sunday school worker and one who can present 
the plans to us upon his return. 

Now naturally tAvo problems will come up : First, who 
shall go? and second, how can the expenses be met? 

Now, this is our proposition: Upon rough figuring, Ave 
came to the conclusion that, if every Sunday school Avould 
respond with a ten cent per capita offering, as a mini- 
mum offering, plenty of money could be raised. The Sun- 
day school at Waterloo stands ready to do her full share 
in this matter and Avill forward her share as soon as head- 
quarters can be established. 

A splendid time to take this offering Avould be on Chil- 
dren's Day. The children are taught about Japan in their 
missionary lessons, and a very opportune time to have the 
children bring their money to help send some one to Japan 
would be at that time. I am sure that if it Avere put to 
them in that Avay they Avould gladly respond. Of course a 
larger offering than ten cents would be fine, and if any in- 
dividual saw fit to send in a larger gift, it could not be 
given to a better cause, at this time. 

Secondly, the person as I said before, Avho should be 



.sent should be a Sunday school worker and one Avho could 
come before us and bring to us the great things he will have 
heard while at Tokyo. 

NoAV, we feel that Brother Beachler is the logical man 
to send. At first, many people Avill probably say, "Sure, 
Waterloo people Avould Avant him to go." But, Avait a mo- 
ment ! and see if our reasons are not purely unselfish. 

Now, Ave have tAvo very good reasons for thinking Mr. 
Beachler should go. First, he is a Sunday school man 
through and through. Of course he has not been in Sunday 
school Avork for the past two years, but nevertheless he is 
a Sunday school man at heart. He Avas considered an au- 
thority on Sunday school Avork in loAva Avhen he was located 
here. For three years he Avas state president and he Avas 
sent Avith a number of international Avorkers on a Sunday 
school tour at one time. He also Avas offered the State Sec- 
retaryship of the state of PennsylA^ania before he came Avest. 
So Ave feel that he is certainly qualified. 

The second good reason is, Ave feel that it Avould be only 
fitting that the brotherhood should .shoAv its appreciation of 
the task he has just about completed. Raising an endow- 
ment for a college is no mean thing, and Ave are sure he de- 
serves something big for his tireless efforts for our college. 

Before I close, let me again say that Waterloo does not 
Avant the Brethren church at large to feel Ave are selfish in 
Avanting Mr. Beachler to go. For our motive is purely un- 
selfish and Ave shall be glad to have him go from place to 
place now and then and report on the great convention. 

NoAv, please, Avhat do the rest of joxi Sunday schools 
think of the plan? Sincerely, 

PAULINE LICHTY WISNER, Superintendent. 



First Class Completing Three Year Course 



The distinguished honor for graduating the first class 
from the new Three Year course goes to DeuA'er, Indiana. 
When graduating a class from one of the old First Year 
courses in 1917, Brother L. A. Myers, the pastor and teacher, 
and certain other members resoh'ed to be the first to com- 
plete the ncAv and more extended course. In line Avith this 
resolve they entered immediately upon their studies, pur.sued 
them diligently and enjoyed the privilege of graduation on 
the eA^ening of September 26, 1919. 

In the presence of admiring friends an interesting pro- 
gram Avas presented under the direction of Pastor Myers. 
After the singing of a song, L. W. Ditch of Mexico A^oiced 
the invocation. Appropriate numbers foUoAved by members 
of the class, the first being the class history by Miss Emma 
Burkheiser who said in part: 

"History deals Avith Avhat is and has been, poetry Avith 
Avhat ought to be and prophecy Avith Avhat is to be. It has 
fallen to other members of the class to Avrite the poem and 
class prophecy. To me has been given the task of reproduc- 
ing from scanty materials the history of this class. 

"This classwas organized October 14, 1917, AAdth ten 
members enrolled. The foUoAAdng officers were elected: 
President, Mrs. Nora Fouts; Secretary-Treasurer, Miss Em- 
ma R. Burkheiser;. Teacher, Rev. L. A. Myers. This Avas the 
first class in the brotherhood to organize under the ncAv 
Three Year Teacher Training course. The purpose of organ- 
ization was to teach and to train its members to be more 
efficient teachers and leaders in the Sunday school and 
church. The motto of the class is 'AH labor to conquer.' 
The class had its first lesson on Sunday, October 28, 1917 
with Professor J. A. Garber of Ashland, as teacher. 

"Since then Ave have met weekly for our lessons Avith 
Brother Myers as teacher. For a time in his absence the 




DENVER TEACHER TRAINING GRADUATES AND THEIR TEACHER 

members of the class took their turn in teaching, but later 
feeling that better results could be secured Avith a regular 
assistant, Miss Eikenberry was chosen and she filled the po- 
sition A'ery faithfully. During the two years several enjoy- 
able socials Avere held. The members of the class are as fol- 
loAvs : Ruth Williams, Mrs. Nora Foiitz, Rebecca Eikenberry, 
Emma R. Burkheiser, Charles M. Eikenberry, Mrs. Goldie 
R. Eikenberry, and Mrs. L. A. Myers." 

Other numbers Avere a pleasing solo by Miss Williams; 
a witty and entertaining prophecy by Miss Eikenberry and 



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a class poem arranged by Mrs. Eikenberry. The following 
stanza suggests the spirit of her selection: 

"Some classmates to fortune and fame will arise, 

Their lives will be crowned with success. 
And none, let us hope, shall fail in the strife, 

And sink into Avant or distress. 
Though rugged the path and steep the ascent. 

And the journey at times sad and slow, 
Each day we will strive with energies unbent, 

To achieve life's grand purpose here below." 

The Avriter Avas priAdleged to give the class address, 
speaking on ThAving's definition: "A teacher is one aa'Iio has 



time enough, head enough, heart enough, and liberty enough 
to be a master in the kingdom of life." 

We extend heartiest congratulations to the graduates 
and Brother Myers. He has earned the title of T. T. P. — 
Teacher Training Pastor. When graduating the first class 
he graduated another from Tiosa. While conducting the lat- 
ter at DenA^er he conducted another at Sidney, which contin- 
ues to make fine progress under his leadership. Now he is 
organizing one at College Comer, the last tAvo churches con- 
stituting his present pastorate. When one recalls that these 
are small rural village churches receiving only half-time ser- 
vice, the Avork is all the more significant. 

J. A. GARBER. 



J. A. Garber 

PRESIDENT 



Our Young People at Work 



G. C. Carpenter 

SECRETARY 



Another Life Recruit Letter 

Dear Endeavorers : 

February is passing very rapidly. Are you preparing 
for a big service on the evening of the 29th? The imme- 
diate future is pregnant Avith opportunity for our Endeav- 
orers and AA'e must be found ready to do our part AA'hen avc 
are needed. 

Familiarize yourself Avith the missionary situation of 
our day and you Avill see hoAv important it is that young 
men and Avomen be found Avho Avill surrender their all to God 
for life service under his banner. To be a Life Work Re- 
cruit does not mean, necessarily that the individual Avill he- 
come a preacher. The Lord of glory has great things for 
mechanics, Y. M. and Y. W. C. A. secretaries, teachers, pro- 
fessional men and Avomen to do, and Avhen Ave become Life 
Work Recruits it means that avc dedicate ALL our poAvers 
to him to be used in his service for ALL oiir life. This fact 
hoAvever must first be true of the Life Work Recruit, namely, 
the Recruit must believe God and must have a definite Chris- 
tian experience of his oAvn. The challenge to life service 
for Christ is not a challenge to the emotions. It is a chal- 
lenge to the full use of a loving heart, a good keen mind and 
a prepared life. Stress this fact strongly to your young 
people. 

Then, too, do not be afraid to put the bigness of our 
task as- Brethren young people iip to your organization. We 
Avill haA^e to learn to see the Avorld through Jesus' eyes and 
Avhen once Ave do Ave Avill stop frivoling aAvay our life and 
get doAvn to real achieA'ement. May I not, therefore, plead 
that you Avill do your part in helping to Avin yoimg IIa'cs to 
a life of service for the Christ? The task is a big one but 
also a blessed one. Will Ave be found big enough for the 
task? Don't forget to keep on praying for the outpouring 
of God's Spirit on our special night — February 29th. 
Yours in Christ, 
EDWIN BOARDMAN, JR. 
Hudson, loAva. 



Life Work Pageant 



The Crusade of Sacriflcial Service 

As promised in Brother Boardman's announcements and 
correspondence, Ave have prepared an interesting and appeal- 
ing Life Work Pageant. All Avho have read the copy speak 
A^ery enthusiastically of the arrangement and its practical 
Avorth. 

This pageant is simply and briefly arranged. It can 
easily be used by any society or group of young people in 
the Sunday school. No special stage fittings are required, 
not even curtains, tAvo screens Avill suffice. The cast of char- 
acters calls for twelve persons, but none except Sacrificial 
Spirit has a lengthy part, and this part is not difficult. The 



other characters represent six ministries : Minister, Teacher, 
Doctor, Nurse, Industry Expert and Y. M. or Y. W. C. A. 
Secretary; and five races: YelloAv, BroAvn, Black, Red and 
White. 

EA'ery society and church that fails to use this pageant 
on February 29th aa'III lose the opportunity of making a Avin- 
ning life Avork appeal. It can easily be merged Avith the 
regular evening service. In this case the minister may con- 
duct a brief, impressive devotional service or even give a 
short sermon. Then as the climax let the young people pres- 
ent the pageant. Properly advertised it Avill attract an un- 
usually large audience and its presentation Avill make last- 
ing, fruitful impressions. ~ Copies haA^e been mailed to some 
representative of every society. If they are not received, 
those concerned are requested to Avrite the undersigned. 
Others desiring copies for use will receive them on request 
and AAdthout cost. Those using them, of course, will, as a 
matter of appreciation and loyalty, respond to Brother 
Boardman's appeal for an Ashland College Night offering. 
He has Avorked hard to give us this splendid production. Let 
us co-operate. J. A. GARBER. 



Christian Endeavor at Ashland 

No mention concerning the activity of the Ashland 
Christian EndeaA^or Society has been made in the pages of 
the EA'angelist for some time. An opportunity noAv opens 
the Avay for a short report. Just recently a faithful member 
took occasion to A'oice the fact that the Christian EndeaA^or 
Avas "the shining college organization." During the past 
fcAv months the society has been unusually actiA^e. Al- 
though no special Avork has been attempted other than meet- 
ing regularly on Sunday evening, a desire for continued and 
larger actiA'ity has been expressed. As a result, a ncAv mis- 
sion study class, consisting of all the society members, Avill 
be in progress during the next month or so. The plan as 
Avorked out by the Missionary Committee for the conduct of 
same is as folloAvs : The first fifteen minutes of the Christian 
EndeaA^or hour Avill be a period of devotion, in charge of a 
general leader who AAdll preside over the entire meeting. This 
part of the service Avill be made especially impressiA^e. The 
remaining forty-five minutes will be giA^en over to a systemat- 
ic study of the book entitled, "World Facts and America's 
Responsibility." The society has been fortunate in securing 
Professor J. A- Garber to take cliarge of this class. By so 
doing the Christian Endeavor hour can be spent in devotion 
and study. An orchestra, special music and A lively discus- 
sion will be the distinguishing features of the coming meet- 
ings. Such a plan is one of great A^alue to any Christian 
EndeaA'or society for it brings Avorld missionary problems 
before young people in a striking manner. We Avould com- 
mend this or any other plan like it to any society that desires 
to Avork along this particular line. 

MELVIN A. STUCKEY, President. 



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Did You Know? 

By E. A. Rowsey, Ohio Life Work Superintendent 

Ashland College night should be observed during the 
month of February. In order that the societies may have 
more time to prepare the pageant, and because of National 
Ijife Work Night, it has been suggested, that we observe 
Ashland College Night the last Sunday in the month. 

I What is the purpose of Ashland College Night? 
It seems to me that there is a three-fold reason for such an 
observance. 

1. To disseminate information about our one and only 
college. The young people should be mformed about the 
college and its work. Every young person in the Brethren 
church should have a vital interest in the development of the 
college. The purpose of observing the night is to impart 
such information to the young people of the church. 

2. To secure "Life' Work Recruits," for definite Chris- 
tian service. I do not mean to secure men for the ministry 
alone ; our need of consecrated Christian doctors, farmers, 
merchants and la-\vyers is just as urgent as ministerial re- 
cruits. What I mean to make clear is this. When our lay 
membership is better trained and experience a greater con- 
secration to definite Christian services the work of the 
church will experience a growth hitherto unequaled in the 
history of the church. Why? Because the officials will be 
better able and more willing to carry forward the work of 
the church. They will not wait to receive a program outlined 
in detail by the pastor ; they will present to him a program 
which will cause him to sit up and take i\otice. 

3. To raise three hundred dollars for the Chair of Re- 
ligious Education at the college. I am surprised that more 
has not appeared in the columns of the Evangelist about this 
new department and its support by the Christian Endeavor- 
ers of the brotherhood. I fear that some Endeavorer's do 
not understand what is meant by "The Chair of Religious 
Education." I am sure that ninety-nine percent of the 
brotherhood do not appreciate the value of the Avork given 
in the department. It was my privilege to take the second 
course offered in the department and I can say that I have 
never taken a course in college which did me more good. I 
am thankful it was my good fortune to take the "phycho- 
logical principles of Education, ' ' under the able direction of 
Prof. J. A. Garber, a teacher who has immeasurable influence 
upon the student body of any man on College Hill. The ad- 
dition of the department and its director, means much to the 
students of Ashland College. 

I have spoken of the department in order that you would 
be more anxious to contribute to the support of the work. 
Prof. Garber should have our hearty support because he is an 
ardent friend of Christian Endeavor. There is no doubt in 
my mind but that he gives more time to Christian Endeavor 
work than any other man in the church. His department 
should not have, "Three hundred dollars," it should have 
six hundred dollars. But in order to meet even our promise 
of three hundred and the other expenses that will accrue 
during the year we must have five hundred dollars from 
Ashland College Night. 

II. What My' Church is Going to Do ? 

You Avill no doubt have received copies of the pageant 
before you read this article; the question is, how can the 
pageant accomplish the most good? In our church we are 
going to give the entire evening program over to Christian 
Endeavor. The pageant will be given, then a brief appeal 
for life work decisions will be made. Then a general oft'er- 
ing will be taken from the audience the entire amount of 
which will go to the support of the Chair of Religious Edu- 



cation. Mr. President, ask your pastor for such an opportu- 
nity in your church. 

III. To the Societies of Ohio. 

As State Life Work Superintendent I have a secret for 
you. I put it "To the societies of Ohio," so the other states 
would not read it. Let's work hard to gain all the recruits 
we can and also the largest offering of any state in the Un- 
ion. Send the number of Life Work Recruits and the amount 
of your offering to the writer. Send your Recruit card and 
your money to Brother Boardman. Let's have our reports 
in before the other states even decide how much they have 
given. 



Let's Plan and Pay and Pray- 
Grow and Go and Glow. 

Ashland, Ohio. 



-Then- 



Life Work Gems 

When the Great Captain commands, soldiers of the 
Cross are expected to obey. 

We must either Pay, Pray, or Go. 

The missionary is doing his part. Are you doing yours ? 

"AH that is human must care for all that is human." 
Missions: — A supernatural cause resting on a supernatural 

charter led on by our omnipotent Leader with all his 

supernatural Power pledged to its support. 

"There are one billion non-Christians in the Avorld. 
There have not been one billion minutes since Christ started 
his public ministry."- — G. Campbell White. 

"Surely there can be no joy today that does not know 
of our inevitable' debts, even to those to whom we owe noth- 
ing. "• — Christmas Editorial, Des Moines Register. 

' ' Intercession is the soul of service. ' ' 

"You can do more than pray after you have prayed, 
but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed. ' ' 
— S. D. Gordon. 

"If we Avould pray "Thy Kingdom come" with intelli- 
gent sympathy, we must have knowledge of what the peti- 
tion implies." 

"Love never asks — 'How much must I do?' but 'How 
much can I do?' " 

"No one ever fully discovers himself until he identifies 
himself with universal ends." 

"I will place no value upon anything I have or may 
possess except in relation to the Kingdom of Christ. ' '• — Liv- 
ingstone. 

"The world is now an indissoluble unity, and we can 
no more tolerate the existence of racial slums in that unity 
than we can afford to allow slums to exist in our great cit- 
ies. ' ' — Bishop Oldham. 

"Every man should work in the next ten years as 
though he were the only man Christ was counting on to carry 
the Gospel to the world." — G. Campbell White. 

"You nlreasixre a man by the height of his ideals, the 
depths of his convictions and the breadth of his interests and 
sympathies. ' ' 

"A minister noted for his .striking way of putting truth 
was preaching upon the words that were spoken of Paul and 
his companions: 'These that have tuimed the world upside 
down are come hither also.' He said there were three points 
to his sermon: first, the world was wrong side up; second, 
it had to be gotten right side up; third, we're the fellows 
to do it. ' ' 

"Invest your money in men wherever the need may 
be."- — Gordon. 

"Every man who has done something worth while for 
others has spilled some of his life blood into it. ' '■ — Gordon. 



Hunger Knows No Armistice 

NEAR EAST RELIEF '-^^ I >lWDISON AVENUE.NEW^TORK 



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SEND ALL MONET FOE 

General Home, Kentucky and 

Foreign Missions to 



MISSIONS 



WILLIAM A. GEAEHART 
General Missionary Secretary 
906 Conover Bldg., Dayton, O. 



BRIEF MISSIONARY NOTES 

I just returned from another trip to our 
mission points in Kentucky. I did not expect 
to be sent back so soon after having made 
the trip to help install the light plant and to 
study the needs of our work in the mountains. 

Some very important business was pressing 
on the Board for solution, which made it nec- 
essary for me to go. Look for a report later 
in the Evangelist concerning developments 
for the progress of our mission points. 

Krypton has help now, a teacher has been 
sent from Eiverside to assist Brother Bem- 
pel's. They certainly ,did need help, for 
Brother and Sister Eempel were working very 
hard to keep the school work going and at the 
same time doing their house work and pastoral 
work. 

They were very happy, when I took a work- 
er to them to help them out. The Lord hears 
their prayers and they are not easily discour- 
aged when great probelms arise for solution, 
they take them to the Lord in prayer. 

The Long Beach church recently sent me 
over $350.00 to be used at Krypton as fol- 
lows: $30.00 was designated to start a fund 
for the purchase of a cow. A piano was to 
be purchased, and some furniture for the par- 
sonage. 

The piano reached Krypton on Christmas 
morning and it surely was a pleasant surprise 
for Brother Eempel 's, for they needed the 
instrument very much. 

Miss Haddix, our worker at Happy, Ken- 
tucky, writes me that they are praying that 
the Lord will send them a preacher, for the 
people at Happy are anxious to have the gos- 
pel preiached, and as I wrote before, it looks 
to me as if thisi point was a fertile place for 
missionary work. Sister Haddix is conduct- 
ing Sunday school and the work she does is 
appreciated. The Board is planning to devel- 
op some of these points in the mountains. Let 
every member of the Brethren church pray 
and give so that the work may progress. 

WILLIAM A. GEAEHAKT. 



NEWS OF PROGRESS IN SOUTH AMERICA 

Cabrera, F. C. C. A., Argentina, 
November 11, 1919. 
Dear Brethren in Christ: 

The new Brethren mission of Cabrera was 
dedicated on the 26th of October. In keep- 
ing with the sublime truth, ' ' Out of the 
mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast per- 
fected praise," the children were permitted 
to render an appropriate program which un- 
doubtedly awakened in their hearts the fact 
that the Culto exists for their development 
and spiritual welfare. A number of the chil- 
dren of our Sunday school of Deheza parti- 
cipated in the exercises. At the close of the 
meeting, a social hour was given in the yard. 
There was a cup of cocoa with cake for every- 
body, and the young people found it conve- 
nient to play games. 

The property is a corner lot that measures 
25x50 meters, and faces one of the principal 
streets of Cabrera. Our neighbors are a ho- 
tel, a drug store, and the railroad station. 
The building is of brick, and consists of four 
large rooms. The mission hall is the corner 
room, and has a seating capacity of 100 or 
more. Formerly this room was used as a drug 
store, and has a double door with glass, and 
a large window. It is wired (as is all the 
house) for electric lighting. For family use 
there are three rooms, a closet, a kitchen, and 
a bath room. The building has been painted, 
and we are devoting spare time to brushing up 
around the premises. Friends have given us 
75 or more rose bushes. Most of these have 
been planted to border the playground for the 
children who come to the mission. The hot 
winds are cutting down the tenderer flowers. 
A wall of vines planted along the high woven 



wire fence surrounding the premises at the 
rear would make a good shield. Next spring 
the small Paraiso trees growing in the yard 
will be transplanted to the edge of the street, 
and fruit trees substituted. 

Before we moved into our new quarters, our 
baptized membership was six. Recently three 
more confessed Christ through this ordinance. 
While the acquiring of a property was being 
considered, I wrote Brother L. S. Bauman that 
a permanent location would yield fifty percent 
increase in membership within a year. The 
future is now brighter than was contemplated. 
Communion services will be observed at an 
early date. Some of our young converts will 
be leaving for the harvest fields, to be away 
for several months, and this means of grace 
will strengthen and keep them while absent 
from our midst. 

We wish to express our sincere gratitude 
to the brotherhood for the privilege of enjoy- 
ing the comforts and opportunity of service 
that come from this property. We heartily in- 
vite all to help in the extension of the King- 
dom in this far away land. In your interces- 
sions, remember this mission point, that it may 
be a blessing to a needy people, and ever be 
kept true to the Master 's wish, ' ' My house 
is the house of prayer." 

Yours fraternally, 
EDWARD G. ATKINSON. 



FROM OUR FOUR- YEAR OLD 
MISSIONARY 

Nola, French Eq. Africa, 
November 8, 1919. 
My dear little friends: 

I have neglected writing you for a long 
time. The reason is that mamma has been 
too busy to write for me. We left Ouesso on 
September 24th and started for Nola on a lit- 
tle boat called the Ngandu, which was lashed 
to two other boats, one of them being called 
the "Stella." That is almost like Aunt Tod- 
dy's real name, though we never use it. On 
Wednesday and Thursday our first days out, 
everything went beautifully. We enjoyed the 
pretty river ride and were very happy. We 
had a very pleasant surprise on Friday for it 
was then that we met the administrator from 
Nola, who was on his way down to Ouesso 
and Brazzaville. 

After being out three days without seeing 
any boat, it was very exciting for us to pull 
up alongside another little boat very much like 
our own. The administrator was pleased and 
surprised to see us, and came on board and 
had dinner with us. This lasted until very 
late and we were all very tired when we went 
to bed. The administrator thought of coming 
back to Nola with us and would have done so 
had We been willing to stay at Nola. (Through 
a mistake a letter of authorization was 
handed him reading Nola instead of Carnot, 
so we have had to stay at Nola these six 
weeks until the mistake can be corrected). 

On Saturday we had a very big rain. Our 
cabin was very leaky and we had to cover 
ourselves with umbrellas, raincoats etc. We 
were glad when it cleared off again and we 
could go up on deck. There were many 
break downs that day and the next, on the 
boat. The captain had constantly to be re- 
pairing the engine. He himself was ill and 
so suffered very greatly. 

At last, however, we arrived at Nola on 
Sunday at 9:30 P. M. We could not land that 
night but stayed on board. Another drench- 
ing rain that night made us all uncomfortable, 
and some of our beds got very wet. The next 
morning we were all able to land, although 
some of us were suffering in one way or an- 
other. That day we had dinner and supper 
with the government official at Nola. He gave 
us two houses to live in, very, close together, 
so that although Marie and Julia have been 



in one house and I in another, we have been 
able to play together every day. We wanted 
to learn the Baya language here at Nola and 
so commenced going out to the villages. Bui 
we found no Baya villages, only Bakula and 
Kundu. The first chief that we visited it 
named Daju. He has eighteen wives and 
about that anany children. Some of his wives 
are Baya. They live in a large vOlage witl 
the central palace on a high elevation. Daju's 
wives dress in leaves, except on especial oe 
casions, when each drapes herself with a beau 
tiful piece of cloth which is kept in the palaci 
for that purpose. We have been to see then 
a number of times. They are always kind t( 
us, and usually give us eggs or some othe: 
gift on parting. Once when we went Unci 
Antoine took his bicycle and we girls took ou; 
little wagon. Daju had a ride in the wagon 
hitched on to the bicycle. The wives though' 
a circus, and everybody laughed. Sometimei 
we go to other villages near also. One morn 
ing when we were returning, Julia and I were 
in the wagon, and it tipped over, spilling us 
into a pond of water by the path. I went in 
first and farthest, but we both got pretty wet, 
and cried about it. So you see we are very 
human little girls. Daddy rode to the house 
quickly and got us some nice warm wraps 
When we got home, hot baths and drinki 
made us feel all right again. 

The first Sunday we were here there wa 
much excitement as another boat came in. I 
did^not bring us any mail, however. We have 
only received mail once during the six weeks 
we have been here, and that came sometime 
later by courier. 

Our boys are all Baya boys, and have been 
teaching us the language, one of them espe- 
cially. We now have a number of Baya songs. 
The natives love to have us sing them and 
say the white people are gods because we have 
learned something of their language in so 
short a time. 

The people here are very strange to us. The 
women wear a cushion of leaves. Their orna- i 
ments are many. Ornaments in their ears, or- ] 
naments on their nose, ornaments in their lips, 1 
ornaments on their ankles, etc. In addition 
to this, they have their bodies tattooe,d, and 
various other things which they think are 
beautiful but which we think are hideous. We 
are glad that we know and love Jesus and 
that we can tell them a little about him. But 
we do so long to have missionaries come to 
all these people for they have none. 

Wo had a pleasant surprise on Friday night 
when the Inspector-General arrived. He came 
with Monsieur Pineri, the official from Car- 
not where we are going. They brought the 
news that the mistake in our papers had been 
corrected, both by letter and by telegram, so 
we are going back with Monsieur Pineri on 
Monday. After we get to Caraot I want to 
write you another letter and tell you all about , 
our long trip up the river in canoes. I know 
j'.ou will be praying for us and that our heav- 
enly Father's love and care will be with us 
all the way. 

Some of you have been writing letters to 
me. These my mamma has answered person- 
ally for me, but I want to thank you here, 
too, because your letters bring us so mueh 

joy- 

I forgot to tell you that I was four years 
old a little more than a week ago. We had 
a little party, and Marie and Julia and I were 
very happy. We are celebrating our birth- 
days at different places this year. Aunt Tod- 
dy had hers at Brazzaville, Julia had hers at 
Ouesso, I have had mine at Nola, and I sup- 
pose mamma will have hers at Carnot. Mam- 
ma says she hopes that very many spiritual ' 
birthdays will soon be had in our midst, as 
people accept our Lord Jesus. 
Lovingly, 

MARGUERITE 



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NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



ALLENTOWN 

Since no news has gone forth, since Confer- 
ence from this place, I now take pen in hand 
that the Evangelist readers may be posted up 
to date. Our little church is still on the map. 
During the pastor's absence at National Con- 
ference, a young lady from a new family 
stepped out for Christ under the preaching of 
Brother Fennel. Soon after our return an- 
other lady, whose little girl we had baptized 
some months before, came out and now we 
are praying for the father that the entire 
family may be together for Christ. 

"What a wonderful thing it would be to have 
Our families like Joshua's, all for Christ 
(Joshua 24:15)! If this were accomplished it 
■would strengthen our Allentown church im- 
mensely. 

Then you see we have had two accessions 
since last reporting our work. 

Our Thanksgiving offering for the National 
Home work was almost fifty dollars. 

Our Christmas entertainment was the best 
ever — a gi-eat success. Our offering through 
the Sunday school and the Women's Mission- 
ary Society on this occasion was over 29 dol- 
lars which went to the National Sunday 
School Association, partly specified for Ken- 
tucky. In addition to this we packed a box 
of "eats," etc., which has gone forward to 
Kentucky. 

A pleasant surprise was in store for the 
pastor and wife when at the close of the en- 
tertainment they were presented with a purse 
of 40 dollars from the church. We thank the 
good people of our parish for this kind re- 
iiiembrance. 

Several of our people attended the School 
of Missions "put on" by the Allentown 
Church Federation a couple months ago. We 
had hoped to get a mission study class going 
in the Y. P. S. C. E., but haven't thus far suc- 
ceeded. However, the week of expert instruc- 
tion in missions gave a vision to those who 
were privileged to enjoy it. Our church and 
aaxiliaries seem to have the missionary spirit 
as evidenced by their willingness to give to 
that worthy cause from time to time. 

Our Y. P. S. C. E. is taking on new life 
under the leadership of a new corps of offi- 
cers recently elected. We regret that our Y. 
P. S .0. E. is not as strong on the "Y" as 
it should be, i. e., our young people do not 
take the interest they should. We continue 
to pray that this condition may, change. 

Eecently Brother Watson was here to ' ' line 
up ' ' our Sunday school for VICTORY YEAR. 
Superintendent Turner has already held a 
meeting of the teachers and officers for the 
purpose of immediately carrying out the sug- 
gestions necessary to make our school a 
FRONT LINER. 

The interest seems to be growing in the 
Woman's Missionary Society, but it may yet 
be said that some of our sisters do not have 
a proper understanding of the purpose and 
workings of the W. M. S., nor ' do they ap- 
l)reciate its importance to Brethrenism. Our 
last communion service was the best attended 



yet. Out of 59 members, 51 were seated 
around the tables. 

We are once more holding the prayer meet- 
ing in the various homes and are finding them 
v/ell attended. The First Brethren church of 
Allentowq does not yet believe in the "pass- 
ing of the prayer meeting." We don't hold 
our prayer meeting merely to have somewhere 
to go, but for devotional Bible study and 
prayer. 

For the past three months we have had 
a building committee, looking forward to a 
parsonage. Some money is already on hand 
and we have set the first Sunday in Feb- 
ruary as a time for giving the committee a 
little encouragement. According to the 
' ' whispers ' ' heard here and there, we are 
looking for a surprise when the various aux- 
iliaries reveal what they are planning to 
give, to say nothing of what individuals will 
give. We hope the furniture of the next 
pastor for Allentown will not need to go in- 
to storage for want of a house as did ours. 
Lehigh TTnlversity 

This winter I am taking graduate work 
at Lehigh University, looking forward to a 
master's degree in June. For this privilege 
T am thankful to the Brethren here and 
trust it may result in advantage to the 
church rather than to in any way hinder 
her progress. 

Greater Allento-wn 

At a recent banquet tendered the clergy 
by the new president of the Chamber of 
Commerce, it was stated that Allentown is 
to have perhaps a dozen new industries dur- 
ing this year and the population is to be 
swelled by an increase of 900 new families. 

At a banquet of the Church Federation 
some days later, plans were suggested for 
the churching of this new district. This has 
put me to thinking. I wonder how many 
of the 900 families will be Brethren? 

Brethren, if you move to Allentown, or 
within 30 or 40 miles of here kindly let mo 
know so that we may become acquainted. 
Indeed I wish that we might have a colon- 
ization of Brethren here in Allentown. It 
would go far toward safeguarding our work 
in this difficult field. 

Yours for VICTORY YEAR, ot only in 
Allentown, but all over the brotherhood. 
A. L. DeLOMIER. 



rHEMONT, OHIO 

On the evening of January 23 we closed our 
revival meetings at this place. The meetings 
are considered the most successful ever held in 
this church. It was a genuine revival in the 
fullest sense of the word. The deadening in- 
fluences of the war and post-war conditions 
have been experienced here, both in the eharch 
and out of the church, perhaps as much a's 
anywhere, and the need of a revival was keen- 
ly felt by all God 's faithful ones. Brother I. 
I>. Bowman came to us January 4 to lead us 
in our campaign. He began with an ear- 
nest appeal for prayer. We have been pray- 
ing, but we continued to pray all the more 
fervently. The meetings had been preceded 
by a number of cottage prayer meetings be- 



si.les the regular weekly prayer meetings. We 
advertized the meetings quite thoroughly and 
Brother Bowman's lectures and sermon.s toon 
attracted city- wide attention. Two daily j.a 
pers each gave us from four to six inches of 
e^pace in each issue for repcits of the meet- 
ings and extracts from the sermons, which 
was a big help. Brother Bowman began with 
his lectures on prophecy, which seemed to 
meet a long felt need and a real heart hun- 
ger. Brother Bowman at once showed him- 
self to be a master in the interpretation of 
Bible prophecy. People from the farthest 
sections of the city came to hear the wonder- 
ful messages. Many people of other churches 
came and hung attentively on every utter- 
ance. Many were amazed, for they had 
never heard God's Word made so clear. What 
to many people was hitherto only hidden 
mystery became revealed truth. Every ex- 
planation was so clear, every argument so 
convincing, and every utterance so thorough- 
ly backed up by the Word of God, that no 
room was left for dispute. No new fangled 
methods of evangelism were used. Even 
music and singing did not have as prominent 
a place as usual in such endeavors. We de- 
pended mostly upon prayer and the preach- 
ing of the Word, and we are convinced more 
than ever that the gospel is still "the pow- 
er of God unto salvation." These meetings 
clearly demonstrated that it is false that tho 
world needs a new gospel. Some human 
creeds may be out of date, but the old Book 
is just as fresh and up-to-date as ever. 

We had the largest crowds during these 
meetings that were ever known in the Breth- 
ren church at this place. This gave us in- 
creased prestige in the comunity, which will 
help us much in days to come. There were 
34 conversions and renewals in all. A few 
will go to other churches. 11 have been 
baptized and received into the Brethren 
church. Others will be baptized later. The 
faith and courage of the membership has 
been greatly strengthened, and new life has 
already begun to manifest itself. It was the 
general opinion that the meetings should 
have continued longer, but Brother Bowman's 
plans could not well be changed. The pray- 
ers of the church go with him as he goes to 
other fields of labor. He will long be re- 
membered as one of the best evangelists that 
ever came to this city. Yet to God be the 
glory forever for he it is that has given us 
the victory. 

H. M. OBERHOLTZER. 



ROANOKE, VIRGINIA 

The work here is still headed in the right 
direction and gaining ground and holding 
what is gained. Our revival held in Novem- 
ber was a success. Mrs. Horteuse Eopp of this 
city assisted the pastor in this campaign and 
her Bible messages were pronounced excellent 
by all who heard them. Attendance was good 
throughout the meeting, three were added to 
the church by baptism and the church gener- 
ally awakened to an extent that is encourag- 
ing to all. The work in all departments is not 
only alive, but actually making progress. 



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Eight groups of equal numbers, in charge of 
leaders are contesting for attendance at all 
regular services. The Thanksgiving offering 
was in advance of any before made by; this 
congregation and far "over the top" of the 
goal. And best of all the congregation has 
voted to put all of the financial goals over the 
top this year. The local current expenses are 
all paid promptly too. We are going on the 
Honor Eoll with the Evangelist also, have al- 
ready increased the subscription over one hun- 
died percent, and the end is not yet.. 

The above mentioned attendance campaign 
will end on the first Sunday in March and this 
will be Rally Day. Easter Sunday is to be 
Decision Day, with our communion in the 
evening. The last Sunday in each month is our 
continuous ser\'ice Bible school and worship 
combined. By this method we hold practic- 
ally all of the school for the preaching ser- 
vice. At the close of the study, period we 
give a blackboard talk to the children, fol- 
lowed by a short message to all. 

This continuous service once per month was 
recommended by our National Sunday School 
Board at last conference and I think it is a 
mighty good thing. I am wondering how 
many are trying it out this year. 

We are endeavoring to keep the banner of 
VICTORY ever before us in a way that shall 
call for our BEST. 

Several years ago I received a card upon 
which was- printed the following lines: 

"Pull! If you can't pull, 
Push! If you can't push. 
Get out of the way. ' ' 

No one need to say that now, for the very 
spirit and circumstances under which we are 
living is saying it to each one of us in no 
uncertain way. May we find ourselves in the 
great task. L. G. WOOD. 



number were baptized the day after we closed 
the meeting, while four (4) are to be received 
into the church by letter aud one woman has 
expressed her desire to go to the Church of 
the Saints. This leaves us one (1) who is yet 
to be baptized. Besides these there are sever- 
al who we believe to be under conviction and 
we hope to reap more from what has been 
sown. KENNETH R. RONK. 



CENTER CHAPEL, INDIANA 

We were called to take up the work at this 
place on the first of last October and since 
our stay here we have found them to be a 
very loyal people. All of the branches of the 
church are progressing as well as could be ex- 
pected. The Sunday school has kept up the 
regular attendance during the worst winter 
v/eather which to me is very encouraging. On 
preaching Sundays we have between seventy 
(VO) and eighty (80) while on the odd Sun- 
days in the neighborhood of forty-five (45). 
The Christian Endeavor is coming along fine 
but still it is not what I would like to see. 
The W. M. S. is also active and among other 
things they have accomplished was the filling 
of a barrel for Kentucky. Our preaching ser- 
vices are well attended, the building being 
nearly full in the evening with a good attend- 
ance in the morning. 

After three months of service we opened our 
revival meeting with Brother C. C. Grisso in 
charge. He brought us the message in a way 
that touched hearts and brought them to yield 
t<p the call. On the third evening we had the 
pleasure of seeing six young people step out 
for Christ and almost every evening some soul 
was brought into the Kingdom. The total re- 
sults for the meeting were twenty-two (22) by 
confession and letter. Fourteen (14 of this 



EVANGELISTIC NEWS 

I just closed the campaign at Fremont last 
night. The interest became more and more in- 
tense until the power of God seemed to over- 
v^'helm the congregation. Nearly all who were 
unsaved made a confession. What few did not 
were so deeply convicted that they promised 
to come or renew their covenant in their clos- 
ets with God. 

What helped our meetings so much. Brother 
Oberholtzer wrote up the meetings every day 
for two of the daily, papers. This seemed to 
stir more or less the town. Hundreds of in- 
quiries came from those who did not attend 
at all. 

Brother Oberholtzer is a number one pastor 
and personal worker. His personal life speaks 
loud and he works hard and unselfishly. The 
church is unable to pay him what he deserves 
biit I do hope that after this great victory 
that they may be able to do better. No doubt 
Brother Oberholtzer will write up the meeting 
raid give you a detailed account. As he is an 
expert at that I will leave that to him. 

This is the greatest victory that the Lord 
has yet given me, 28 having made confession 
the last week and three the last night. It 
seemed a pity to close the meeting but as we 
had the announcements out for Buckeye City, 
v/e closed. The last Sunday night we had 12 
confessions, Monday night 7, Wednesday night 
4, Thursday, night 2 aud last night 3. The last 
night was a desperate night. The worst dur- 
ing the entire campaign but the people came 
cut through the blinding storm and almost 
filled the house. I am writing this article in 
a hotel in Mt. Vernon while waiting for a 
train. 

Tomorrow I will begin the campaign in 
Buckeye City for three weeks, then I go back 
near Fremont to Fostoria where our Brethren 
recently bought a church building from the 
Church of Go,d. I will be there until the mid- 
dle of March. Brother Oberholtzer will be 
v.ith me there part of the time during a four 
weeks' campaign. 

Pray for us, especially for the Fostoria 
work, as that is a comparatively new point for 
us. ISAAC D. BOWMAN. 



THE LEON FIELD 

We have been making steady progress in 
this field since the passing of the "flu" last 
fall and can now report that we are still on 
the highway of progress. Since the first of 
September we have been independent of the 
n.^sistance of the district mission board and 
have a campaign practically concluded for 
pi.ying off the church debt. Though the stat- 
istical reports show no progress since 1916 
due to continual losses in this field, still we 
are getting stronger every, year and more able 
to cope with the local situation. 



The great upheaval in real estate values 
have sent the people of this part of tlie state 
scurrying in every direction. The church at 
Union Chapel which was founded in 1912 has 
seen the entire community change twice since 
that time with the exception of a very few 
families. The wonder is that we have re- 
trieved these losses and kept going at all. The . 
most of these new converts who move away 
from the church are lost in course of time. It 
i." impossible to follow them up and keep in 
touch with them. 

The county seat work at Leon has ijrofited 
by these changes, however, aud we are contin- 
iially building stronger. Of late we have be- 
gun preaching services twice a Sunday and 
hope the country churches will consent to af- 
ternoon services when the country work opens 
up again with the break of spring. 

While in Decatur county do not believe the 
church as such has any business footing with 
social programs, we do believe the church 
members should be the leaders in all forms of 
social progress and the Decatur county Breth- 
ren are in the van in all such movements in 
the county. Brethren are leading in the great 
co-operative farm movement not only in the 
county but in the state. Brethren are leading 
in the movement to industrialize this place 
and give work to keep our young men at 
home, thus assuring the economic strength of 
the church. 

We have just closed a series of meetings in 
the county. The meetings in the country 
churches were almost a failure through bad 
weather and roads in a thoroughly motorized 
country. In Leon all joined in a meeting 
under A. T. Ronk whict Avas greeted with the 
largest crowds in the history of the church. 
"A. T. " has matured into a powerful evan- 
gelist than which there is no stronger in the 
church. He is spending the winter helping or- 
ganize OUT industrial program but expects to 
give himself henceforth to evangelistic work, 
within the church as far as its limited field 
will allow and otherwise in union work. F. 
G. Coleman is with us this winter also, giving 
himself to secular work in the interest of his 
family. This gifted man -ought to be in use 
all the time in Christian work. We have en- 
joyed the presence of these two brethren and 
their help but we are conscious of how badly 
they are needed in the whitening harvest 
fields. 

Let us digress long enough to say that evan- 
gelism i'S becoming an impossibility in the 
Brethren church due to the high cost of liv- 
ing, of travel, and the niggardly, way in which 
many well-to-do churches reward their evan- 
gelists. I know some pastors look at this with 
a degree of satisfaction because of the resent- 
ment they have felt toward the evangelists as 
an unnecessary institution and the prestige 
that has temporarily come to him through big 
meetings. However, I think a careful study 
of the records will reveal that for the last 
dozen or more years fully fifty percent of the 
church increase comes thiough the labors of a 
half dozen special evangelists annually. It is 
useless to talk about big programs of increase 
without your specially gifted evangelists. 
Evangelism is a gift of the Holy Ghost like 
pastoral work and some of the finest and most 
spiritual pastors in the work cannot draw the 



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PAGE 15 



net and gather in the fullness of their own in- 
crease. They simply do not have the punch 
and that is all. It docs not detract from their 
gifts at all, without which it would be impos- 
sible to run a church. The writer of this ar- 
ticle has had some years of experience as an 
evangelist but is now on a trying and diffi- 
cult pastoral task; yet in spite of this evan- 
gelistic experience he would not think of try- 
ing to reap the field without an evangelist 
o.nnually, when conditions will at all allow. 
Today it is almost impossible for an evangelist 
to stay in the field of the Brethren church. 
The only hope I see is to support the Evange- 
listic League movement, or something kindred, 
so the work can be done. 

As a result of our series of meetings I will 
say we have had a splendid and gracious in- 
gathering of souls, which is about as far as 
good form will allow a report to go. 

(.T. T. EONK. 



WHITE GIFT FUND— STILL GROWING 

The following White Gift offerings have 
been received since last report: 

Louisville, Ohio, $ 128.35 

Gratis, Ohio, 25.00 

L'deU, Iowa, 10.00 

Eoann, Ind., 38.69 

Hamlin, Kansas, 26.50 

Conemaugh, Pa., 150.00 

Clay City, Ind., 17.32 

Morrill, Kansas, 55.55 

Milford, Ind., 72.40 

South Bend, Ind., 26.00 

Hudson, Iowa, 59.10 

Maurertown, Va., (Additional), .... -t.S-t 

Flora, Ind., 63.25 

Pallas Center, Iowa, 23.83 

Muncie, Ind., 15.00 

North Liberty, Ind., 30.00 

"Williamstown, Ohio, 12.19 

Center Chapel, Ind., 6.57 

Pittsburgh, Pa., (Additional), 5.00 

Sunnyside, Wash., , 132.00 

Total, $ 901.59 

Previously reported, $2,233.98 

Grand total, to date, ; $3,135.57 

January 27th, 1920. 

ALBERT TEENT, 
General Secretary-Treasurer. 



CAMPAIGN NOTES 

My report this time comes from West Al- 
exandria and New Lebanon. These churches 
form a circuit which is being served by 
Brother Geo. W. Kinzie. Brother Kinzie 
came to this charge from Clay City, Indiana, 
and he is one of a few of our preachers who 
was fortunate enough to have to endure mo 
and the endowment proposition the second 
time. However, Brother Kinzie is a man 
strong in courage and patience, as well as in 
loyalty, and he went through this second 
campaign cheerfully and without complaint. 
I feel very much indebted to Brother Kinzie 
for the splendid help he gave me in public 
and in private and with his "Ford," and I 
covet for him a rich and fruitful pastorate 
in his new field. Success on this circuit, as 
in any field, will come at a cost of hard 
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of hard work. I believe good news will 
eomo from this part of the brotherhood. 
West Alexandria 

Beginning January 11th, we preached three 
nights at this place. Ice and snow hurt ou*r 
audiences some but we went straight ahead. 
When I left the result showed a little better 
than $500 and I believe it will be raised to 
$600. Under certain conditions this would 
not be a creditable showing for Alexandria, 
but after having been on the field I am not 
ipclined to criticize. But my hope is that a 
day may come under Kinzie 's leadership 
when Alexandria shall want to multiply by 
two or three what she has done. I shall 
gratefully remember the Kinzie, Eunyan, 
Hendrickson and Gilbert homes in the West 
Alexandria congregation. Miss Susie Sny- 
der, a member of this church, is a graduate 
_ from Ashland College and a true, loyal 
friend to her school. I pray that God may 
use Brother Kinzie to bring good news to 
Alexandria. 

New Lebanon i 

Immediately following the Alexandria can- 
vass I began the work at New Lebanon. 
This is one of the younger churches of Mi- 
ami Valley, having come into existence about 
the same time the Salem church was born. 
Although yet young New Lebanon has had 
a name tor doing things. Maybe that is be- 
cause it is young. Sometimes I am led to 
feel that churches get too old to do things. 
They seem to live in the memories of the 
' ' good old days, ' ' and idly rest on the oars. 
At all events, I believe there is a general 
Egi'eemeut on this, that if "Woe unto them 
that are at ease in Zion" were taken serious- 
ly by every church member everywhere, there 
would be such a glorious scramble among 
church folks to get busy as would make the 
heart of every true pastor rejoice. Pardon 
me, I forgot I was reporting for New Leban- 
on. 

Well, New Lebanon went a little more 
than $900 but I could read it in the eye of 
Frank Weaver and Ora Brumbaugh, and 
John Eck and others that they will not rest 
until an even $1000 is rounded out. If those 
men say so it will be so. This is good for 
New Lebanon. The Sunday school and Wo- 
men 's organization each did a substantial 
part in making this showing. We had a fine 
time with this congregation and even though 
the roads were icy and dangerous to travel 
wo traveled them just the same — had to be- 
cause there was nothing else to do. John 
Eck and Dan Winfield are not men who will 
back oif when there is a little ice on the 
road. They put the chains on and said, 
"come on." And so, with either of these 
men at the wheel, and Kinzie along to help 
hold things down I felt fairly safe. Thanks 
to the good Lord and to these good brethren 
who put their cars at our disposal, we got 
through all right. 

I said $1000 was good for New Lebanon. 
I should have said that that was good for 
those who gave. I don't want those who 
laid down on the job at Lebanon to get any 
credit for this. That would not be fair, you 
see. Lebanon, like most churches where I go, 
have folks who are perfectly willing to have 
a brass band in the procession provided 
somebody else pays the band. If that sounds 



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like a parable I will "splanify" wliat I 
mean. I meet folks continually who would 
not consent for a moment that the Brethren 
church should be without a college — folks 
who believe in an educated ministry and 
who ^ure do like to hear good sermons, but 
those same folks consent with amazing ease 
that other folks shall support and maintain 
the school. But my own philosophy on this 
point is this: If a man likes music he ought 
to be willing to help pay the band. 

I shall gratefully remember the Brum- 
baughs, Weavers, Snyders, Ecks, Motters, 
and l^eters for the kind hospitality extended 
to me in their homes. This church is the 
home congregation of Mis^s Irene Brumbaugh, 
a former student of Ashland, and a teacher 
in the New Lebanon schools. I must speak 
of one gift in the New Lebanon canvass 
which I consider mentionable. One man in 
this congregation quit chewing tobacco a 
year ago. He was a hard ehewer, too. So he 
figured that he saved during the year 
,$36.50 because he quit chewing, and he gave 
me a check for that amount for endowment. 
How I wish the "chewers" ■would all quit 
"chewing" and give to college endowment 
frr the next live years what they would save! 
What a fine memorial building soma of our 
brethren will "chew up" in the next live 
yeaih,! Think of it! 1 (^ovet all kvu\~> of 
g-jod things for Kinzu and New Leba'iou. 

Now the mercury is $J.'J>';000. 

vv.y:. H. beachjMii',, 

Can jiaign Secretary. 



REPORT OF THE CHRISTIAN WORKERS' 
CONFERENCE OF SOUTHERN CALI- 
FORNIA BRETHREN CHURCHES 

By vote of the Southern California District 
Conference, the Sunday school. Christian En- 
deavor and Missionary Departments of the 
various churches held a joint conference at 
the Whittier church, November 11-13, inclu- 
sive, 1919. 

Elder J. C. Beal of Los Angeles, F. E. Brew- 
er of La Verne and Mrs. Grace P. Srack of 
Long Beach, were appointed a committee to 
prepare the program for such conference. 

The conference theme was 2 Timothy 2:15. 

Sunday school motto: "Teach the Word." 

Christian Endeavor motto: "Efficient 
Workmen — not to be Ashamed." 

Missionary motto: "Information is Inspira- 
tion. ' ' 

The Conference opened Tuesday evening, 
November 11th, with song and devotional ser- 
vice, led by, Elder T. H. Broad of La Verne. 
This part of the program and also all music 
throughout the Conference was in the hands 
of Brother Broad. 

Brother Charles Flora of Whittier gave the 
address of welcome, which was responded to 
briefly by Brother Brewer of La Verne, and 
Sister Bauman of Long Beach.. 

Brother Wall of Long Beach gave a stereop- 
ticon lecture on Kentucky, which is not only 
entertaining, but instructive and enlightening 
to those of us who have never visited that 
worthy mission field. He explained what has 
been a query to many, as to the various names 
for our work at Lost Creek. Now notice: 
Railway station, "Haddix;" Post Office, 
"Lost Creek," and the school is at the "Riv- 
erside Institute," all at one and the same 
place, practically. 

Evangelist N. W. Jennings, pastor of the 
First church, Los Angeles, was holding evan- 
gelistic meetings in the Whittier church at 
the time of our conference, but these meet- 
ings worked in together beautifully, he giv- 
ing an evangelistic message as the closing ad- 
dress each evening. Tuesday evening he spoke 



on ' ' Sin. ' ' He said in part : ' ' Sin breaks up 
our fellowship, one with the other, in the sa- 
cred place of the church. Sin does not pene- 
trate into our nature from the outside — it has 
its spring within. Sin comes to us clothed in 
light, masked in beauty, radiant with charm. 
Sin does not reveal the likeness of the devil, 
but comes to us in the likeness of an angel 
to deceive. It is an absolute fact, to many 
many people sin does not appear sin — to many, 
hell has become heaven, and the devil has be- 
come God. Be not deceived — sin is here with 
its destroying power. Sin is the black cloud 
through which you cannot see the face of 
Jesus. Prayer is the wind of heaven that 
tears asunder the black clouds, and blows 
them back until the bright and morning Star 
is seen. Sin pushes the life boat from the 
shores of eternal life into the black sea of 
eternal death, where the worm dieth not. It 
takes the precious blood of Jesus to wash out 
of the black heart all sin. What this old 
world needs today is the Mighty Christ — the 
Christ who stilled the storm on the sea of 
Galilee, can and will still the storm of today 
if he is given a chance. The sea of the Na- 
tions is swept by the most awful hurricanes, 
since the nations have been. Oh, if Christ 
were invited to step on the deck of the ship 
of this world, peace would come, and peace 
will not come until he comes." 

Wednesday morning. After a short praise 
and devotional service, the work of organiza- 
tion was taken up. The following officers 
were elected by acclamation: 
Moderator — J. C. Beal. 
Vice Moderator — N. W. Jennings. 
Secretary and Treasurer — Mrs. Grace P.- 
Srack: 

Assistant Secretary and Treasurer — Broth- 
er Culp. 

Brother A. V. Kimmell gave an inspiring 
address on the Conference theme: 2 Timothy 
2:15, basing his outline on the three points 
of Study, Approved and Workman. He said 
in part: 

"The publication of our Bibles is largely, 
at least, in the hands of the Philistines. The 
circulation is increasing — so also is the price. 
Many more people are reading the Bible, but 
there seems to be more "reading" than "real 
study." Many people plead lack of time for 
study, but — you take newspapers, and find 
time to read them; you subscribe for secular 
periodicals, and take time to read them. Don 't 
make excuses to God. Why are we to study? 
To show thyself approved, not to the world 
not even to the church. There are many 
phases of religious education today, aside 
from the Bible. Some are good, but many are 
not. Bear in mind, you are approved unto 
God — study to this end. Approved as a Work- 
man — rstudy understandingly. God has a def- 
inite plan, which is revealed in his Word. You 
must study his plan to know your business as 
his workman. You must know how to study 
'Rightly divide the word of Truth.' An in- 
telligent workman must know what belongs to 
the foundation, what to the different stories, 
and what must form the roof, and how the 
various parts fit together to make a complete 
whole, or else he might better never have un- 
dertaken the work. God's great plan deals 
with three classes of people: The Jew, the 
Gentile and the church of God. Learn God's 
dealings with and through these three classes, 
by prayerful study for faithful workman- 
ship. ' ' 

Sister Elsie Rager of La Verne (who, by 
the way, is one of our Missionary experts of 
Southern California) gave a splendid talk on 
' ' How to Secure Missionary Endeavor in all 
Departments of our church Work. ' ' Her out- 
line was about as follows: "Use advertising. 
It pays in business — it will also pay in mis- 
sionary, work. Goo,d posters and maps should 
be used in every department. In Sunday 
school introduce things to interest children in 
missionary fields; such as handwork. La Verne 
made a miniature of our South American 
church for an offering box for South America. 



A camouflage ear of corn with plenty of 
empty space inside the cob, and a slot in one 
end, was a receptacle for the offering for Ken- 
tucky work at one time. A little grass hut, 
or village of huts, makes Africa more real 
and interesting. Christian Endeavor societies 
should have real live missionary committees. 
Have your honor roll for reading missionary 
books. Visit missionary enterprises for our 
foreign population, especially the work 
amongst the Mexicans. Missionary societies 
should read, study, give and pray. Study, not 
only books, but conditions about you, and 
help wherever you can. We remember 10 per- 
cent of what we hear, 50 percent of what we 
see, 70 percent of what we say and 90 per- 
cent of what we do, according to psycholog- 
ical teachings; therefore, 'Let us do.' " 

Sister Eager is very practical, as well as 
original and creative in her methods, and her 
talk should be heard at National Conference. 
Brother Beal followed with a very practical 
talk on "The Sunday School Superintendent." 
He said that a Sunday School Superintendent 
should be called, set aside, and then trained 
to superintend. There is no greater work 
than the Sunday school, and the superintend- 
ent is the commander-in-chief. The work of 
.vny Sunday school will never be any bigger 
than the vision of the man at the head. There 
is a greater demand on the Sunday, school 
superintendent of today than ever before. He 
must be a man of definite consecration, with 
the faculty of seeing him, who is invisible. 
He must be one who can come before his 
school, buoyant and cheerful. He should use 
scientific methods and have details of work 
definitely in hand, always keeping in touch 
with the best work and help in Sunday school 
work. Have changes of spice and interest, and 
don 't keep serving up the same old bill of 
fare. Surprises will keep an air of expec- 
tancy, and grip the pupils. Always be on 
time, or a little ahead of time. Know pupils 
by their first name, and greet all cheerfully. 
Put as many as possible to work, Booker T. 
Washington once said one reason of his suc- 
cess was in never doing anything himself that 
he could find any one else to do. The Sunday 
school superintendent should constantly, be 
training workers. A man who has been in of- 
fice for several years, and has not developed 
new workers out of his material, has failed." 
The morning and afternoon sessions, each 
closed with a simultaneous conference of the 
different departments in separate rooms. These 
discussions proved helpful and whatever points 
were thought necessary to bring before the 
General Conference, were brought up at the 
opening of the evening session. 

The most important topics of discussion in 
the Christian Endeavor Department was on 
tie line of Sister Clark's paper on "How to 
Hold the Interest of the Christian Endeavor 
Society," and in her paper she adequately 
answered all questions of righteous means to 
hold the interest of our young people. One 
conclusion was that one wrongly balanced so- 
cial may throw the young people out of spir- 
itual balance. 

Sister Wall of Long Beach spoke of the help 
she found in drilling the Juniors in Bible 
verses. A Sunday school query was how to 
keep children of the Junior and Intermediate 
Departments of the Sunday school in for the 
preaching service. Brother Broad advocated 
having a definite part of the morning service 
for the children, using the children sometimes 
for a special song: then a short talk by the 
pastor to the little folks is very helpful. 
Make them feel that they are a definite part 
of the church itself. 

The following suggestions for missionary. 
activities were brought out by discussion: 
Every church should ha.ve a Missionary so- 
ciety, whose primary object should be the ob- 
taining and spreading of missionary informa- 
tion, that we may fulfill Christ's command to 
"Lift up your eyes, ond look on the fields," 
recognizing the understanding of missionary 
needs as necessary for missionary enterprise. 
, (To be Continued) 




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THIS IS THE HOUR WHEN 

The Church Must Find Her Limit 

IN A MIGHTY EFFORT TO 

Evangelize the World 



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HER MEN ARE RICHEST, 
HER VISION BROADEST, 
THE FIELDS ARE RIPEST, 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Marshalling the Forces — Editor, 2 

Editorial Eeview, 3 

Life Work Recruiting — Prof. J. A. Garber, 4 

Christian Stewardship — Prof. C. F. Yoder, 4 

Establishing Young People in the Faith — T. Darley Allen, 6 

The Hope of the Church— N. J. Paul, 7 

Jesus Yesterday, Today and Forever (Sermon) — Miss Mary Pence, 8 



Reports for the National C. E. President, 10 

Whose Is It! Mine or God's?, 11 

What a Tithe Would Do, 11 

That Tokyo Proposition — Wm. H. Beachler, 11 

News from the Field, 12 

The Tie that Binds, 16 

In the Shadow, 16 



Ashland College Night — H. H. Rowsey, 10 Business Manager 's Corner, 16 



ED ITORI AL 

Marshalling the Forces for An Intensive Evangelistic Campaign 

(The first of a series of editorials on the above topic, considered appropos to the present season of intensive evangelism and also 
the aim of many churches of leading up to an ingathering at Easter time) 



Evangelism, in its root significance is the heart of the gospel 
and the spirit of evangelism is the pre-eminent characteristic of the 
church that is faithful to the purpose and genius of that gospel. The 
gospel of Jesus is "good news;" it is good news to the soul who 
has wasted his substance in riotous living and good news to the 
child who is just coming into the possession of his spiritual faculties; 
it is good news to the individual whose life is wearied and wasted 
by the cares, troubles and toils of the material world, and good news 
to the one who is hungering for fellowship with the Infinite. It is 
good news to everyone who receives it. But it cannot be received 
until it is made known. And the thing that makes the gospel what 
it is, is its tendency to move out and on into other lives. The gos- 
pel is an evangel, a message to be passed on, a thing of life that is 
ever reaching out and hastening on to other hearts. It is good news, 
but it can only maintain its true character by falling upon new 
ears and finding entrance into new hearts. The church is the mes- 
senger of this good news, the body for its incarnation and demon- 
stration and the instrument for its spread into all the world and into 
all hearts. Evangelism, in its broad sense, then, is the supreme task 
of the church. 

There are various types of evangelism in which the church is 
called upon to engage. It must save the youth to a life of devotion 
and service as well as the time-worn prodigal from the horrors of a 
death in sin. It must save society from its degrading tendencies at 
the same time it saves the individual from the grip and power of evil. 
It must save by the daily guidance of spiritual awakenings and in- 
struction in the ways of truth as well as by bringing a mighty array 
of facts and forces to bear upon the mind to influence to a definite 
decision of surrender to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. But it is 
the latter type to which we wish to give special attention at this 
time. 

To marshall all the forces of the church in a great intensive 
campaign for the saving of souls is a problem that is ever before the 
pastor who takes his task seriously, and especially, is it demanding 
consideration at this time of unprecedented world need. With the 
hope of stimulating more serious thought generally along this lino 
and thus increasing the probabilities of success, and not with the pre- 
sumption of thinking to provide an unfailing and infallible solution 
to the problem that these and subsequent suggestions are offered. 
Certain Pre-requisites 

There are certain pre-requisites to a successful marshalling of the 
church's forces for an evangelistic campaign. First, the marshall, or 
the pastor, must know the nature and power of the enemy. Whether 



or not the pastor is also the evangelist would not change the consid- 
eration in these present particulars; he is first of all the marshall and 
must know the field of battle. He must know the sins prevalent in 
the community, know the dominant hindrances to the cause of Christ, 
the hindrances that are peculiar to that community. A general is 
never able to direct his troops wisely until he knows the lay of the 
enemy's country, and the type of their men, their strength and equip- 
ment. How can the general in this spiritiial campaign direct wisely 
his forces against an enemy he knows not, or cope successfully with 
evils he has not investigated? If an evangelist is imported for the 
campaign and is without the guidance of a pastor who knows the 
field, he feels very keenly his handicap. The one who directs the 
campaign should know as nearly as possible the general character- 
istics of the unchurched people of the community; he must know 
their habits, their prejudices, their attitude towards the church and 
religion and what appeals to them. "So far as possible he should 
know the people individually and collectively, if he would achieve the 
greatest success. 

Second, the marshall must know his own forces thoroughly. He 
should know their weaknesses and their strong points, in order that 
he may be able to direct them most effectively. For we have in mind 
a real campaign, one in which all the available workers are mar- 
shalled, coached and directed by a wise, tactful general to carry the 
gospel into every home and to every individual in the community, 
whether in shop, factory or on the street. Unless all the church can 
thus be brought to supplement the pulpit work, it will not be in any 
worthy sense a campaign, but merely a series of meetings. But to 
direct the workers wisely, the marshall must know their qualifica- 
tions. Some will be tactful and some will be awkward in their 
approach. Some will have self-control in, the face of rebuffs and un- 
kind remarks and some will be irritated and likely to retaliate. Some 
will be persevering and patient while others will be easily discour- 
aged and impatient. Some will possess a deep and genuine passion 
for souls while others will not have developed a very great concern. 
Some will have lived very consistently, the Christian life before the 
world while others will have had many discouraging experiences. All 
these things are important to know, and failure to take them into 
account may have serious results. The wrong person assigned to a 
task may work greater harm than if it had been left entirely unat- 
tempted. 

Third, the marshall must not only know his enemy and his own 
forces, but he must have the confidence of his people. Without this 
he shall not be able to lead them into the campaign, direct them in 



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their efforts and inspire tliem to victory. This means that he must 
have proven his worthiness to be their leader by his consecration 
and unselfishness, his sincerity and dead earnestness, his self-poise 
and divine direction. He mut not be conceited or officious, but must 
base his leadership upon divine grace and divine authority. He must 
be nothing more than a voice from God, willing to decrease that the 
cause of Christ may increase. He must become partaker of the spirit 
of the great Master who took no glory to himself, but said, "I do 
nothing of myself, but as the Father hath taught me I speak these 
things. And he that sent me is with me; the Father hath not left me 
alone: I do always those things that please him." When the mar- 
shall of the forces of righteousness shall be able honestly to say 
these words, he shall have the confidence of his people, and shall be 
prepared to lead them into the battle. 

EDITORIAL REVIEW 

The Conference Minutes is now oS the press and finding its way 
to the pastors, as you will observe by the announcement in the Busi- 
ness Manager's Corner. If you don't receive a copy, order at once. 

Brother W. C. BenshofI: states that Dr. Bame is assisting him in 
a revival and that the results are good. The meeting is doubtless 
over now and we will soon hear definitely of the success achieved. 

It is not often that we hear from Brother B. H. Flora, but that 
is our pleasure this week. He is doing some evangelistic work in 
Indiana and states that he and his wife are to return to Canada the 
first of April. 

The publication in this issue of the sermon by Sister Pence, 
reminds us of an error that occurred when her last contribution was 
published last August. We credited it to Miss Mae Minnich instead 
of Miss Mary Pence. Both have given splendid co-operation, but we 
are sorry for the error. 

The secretary of the Board of Trustees of Ashland College, Dr. 
Teeter, makes an important announcement in this issue. When the 
Interchurch financial drive is on Brethren people who may be soli- 
cited are urged to designate any gifts they may make to Brethren in- 
terests. 

Some of our readers have recently sent money to us for the 
Armenian and Syrian relief, because they did not know the address 
to which it should be sent. We have forwarded it to "Near East 
Eelief, 1 Madison Avenue, New York" the proper address for such 
funds. 

The Four Year Program page supplied this week by Prof. J. A. 
Garber deserves the careful attention of every preacher. Co-opera- 
tion will redound to the benefit of your local church and of the broth- 
erhood. Brother Garber is director of the recruiting goal and is 
seeking to help the church find more ministers. 

We are privileged to have a report this week from Brother Lyon 
concerning his work at Washington, D. C. They are suffering some 
from the spread of the " flu " and the leaving of some faithful work- 
ers who for a time have been in residence at Washington is being felt 
by the loyal band, but they are still displaying their customary liber- 
ality in the support of the local work. 

Economy is a noble attainment; it makes possible ever larger suc- 
cess, wider experiences, deeper enjoyments and higher virtues. With- 
out it many promising lives have the doors of opportunity closed in 
their faces; even virtue has been supplanted by misery and crime 
where economy has been neglected. Important as it is, it is often 
despised, and is daily becoming more and more a stranger in our land. 

Gratis, Ohio, does not get into print very often, but they have 
a good report in this week, and since Sister Andrews made such a 
good report, we shall welcome another letter from her. The pastor. 
Brother C. E. Beekley, assisted by Eev. Paul Wright, of Eaton, as 
song leader, began a revival meeting in December, but sickness caused 
him to leave the whole task in the han,ds of Brother Wright. Sev- 
eral confessions resulted from the meeting. The work in this pastor- 
ate is going forward harmoniously. 



Brother C. A. Stewart, the enei'getic pastor of the Corinth and 
Loree churches in Indiana, reports progress at both charges. At the 
Loree church he was assisted in a successful revival meeting by 
Brother Wirick, who has frequently given valuable service to this con- 
gregation. These people know how to take care of their pastor. He 
is now comfortably situated in a new parsonage. ' He was compelled 
to close a revival meeting at Corinth after a week's duration because 
of the weather and bad roads. 

The editor was very much gratified to receive from Brother W. 
J. H. Bauman, who is living with his son at Long Beach, California, 
a letter expressing appreciation of the tributes and honor paid the 
pioneer ministers in the issue of January 28. Brother Bauman is 
one of the oldest ministers, both in point of service and in age, but 
still maintains a vital interest in the welfare of the church. He says 
he loves the young people and is glad for the superior advantages 
they enjoy. And I am sure it can be said of practically the younger 
men of the ministry that they love the fathers of the church and look 
with pride upon the work they did. 

"The Pittsburgh Anniversary" is the subject of a communica- 
tion from the "Smoky City" over the signature of Miss laabelle 
Wilcox. And it was an anniversary long to be remembered, for it 
was the occasion for the burning of the mortgage on the Pitttsburgh 
church. There are many in the brotherhood who have had a special 
interest in this church and rejoice in the progi'ess it has made under 
the leadership of Brother Harley. Among those who were present 
and assisted in the celebration were Brother A. D. Gnagey, who was 
at one time pastor of this church, and Brother Wise who visited many 
churches of the brotherhood in behalf of this church in the time of 
its great need. 

The Christian Endeavorers are carrying on one of the most im- 
portant campaigns of the whole year, that of enlistment for life 
service for the King of kings. Brother Garber, the National Life 
Work Director in the Four Year Program and Brother Boardman, 
Christian Endeavor Life Work Superintendent, with the co-operation 
of others are carrying on an intensive campaign, both in the Angelas 
and The Evangelist. Where to find sufficient preachers and mission- 
aries is one of the most perplexing problems facing the church. This 
campaign will help to solve it, if it receives the co-operation that it 
deserves. 

The college endowment mercury is still going up and Pleasant 
Hill gave it the last boost and a good boost it was. No one can 
doubt that there are some very loyal Brethren at this place when 
they read the report of Brother Beachler. Ohio churches as a whole 
are doing nobly on the endowment proposition and we feel sure that 
Buckeyes will not be one whit behind the other districts when the 
finals are all in. And we were particularly pleased when we heard 
that Pleasant Hill had held up their corner. And it is likely, as 
Brother Beachler suggests, when some other loyal Brethren have been 
heard from that the total of Pleasant Hill's gift will be materially 
increased. Pleasant Hill is not only, supporting Ashland College finan- 
cially, but has some young people who are contemplating coming to 
Ashland to do school work. We shall welcome them. 

The "College News" will doubtless prove of special interest this 
week, as it is a report of the principal transactions of the Board 
of Trustees. Dr. Jacobs' report of the attendance of the college and 
seminary show a good increase over last year. The loss to the college 
by the leaving of Prof. Hendrickson is being shared by the town 
people who are interested in the college, as the business men of the 
towh have great confidence in his judgment. It will be noted with 
interest that Brother Martin Shively has been invited to bring his 
splendid business ability to do the work which Brother Hendrickson 
has been performing with such satisfaction. The several financial 
plans which the college has on foot will be of interest, particularly 
the one that concerns the Alumni. It is safe to predict that with such 
a loyal army of students as have passed through the halls of Ashland 
College the alumni will, under the efficient leadership of Brother A. 
H. Liehty, will not fail to do something worth while for their Alma 
Mater, especially since Brother Liehty is in the habit of carrying 
through to success whatever he lays his hands to. 



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FOUR-YEAR PROGRAM PAGE 

IVOW THEIV 130 IT II Samviel 3: IS 

Conducted by Charles A. Bame 



Life Work Recruitinj 



By the Director of Goal Six 

(Tiie following letter was sent out by Brother Garber to every pastor and we are taking the liberty 

of running it in the Evangelist for tlie benefit of all our readers. — Editor) 



Dear Fellow Pastor : 

February of 1920 presents the ministry with unusual 
opportunities. This year the month gives us the privilege 
of preaching on tive Sundays, the fifth Sunday occurring 
thus only once in forty years. Moreover, it has been named 
" StcAvardship Month" with the 22nd set apart for the en- 
rollment of "Tithing Stewards" and the 29th for the enlist- 
ment of "Life Stewards." 

The latter refers to Life Work Recruits. That is, suit- 
able persons who give themselves definitely to the ministry, 
missionary service or related work of the church. After 
taking the necessary training, unless they chance to be pre- 
pared, they will become employed M'orkers of the cliujch. 
G-oal 6 of the Four Year Program calls for at least 75 Re- 
cruits. Each local church qualities by enlisting at least one 
from its membership. Now is the opportune time to make 
your Victory Drive on this point. Your young people ai-e 
working under the auspices of Christian Endeavor, and they 
covet your co-operation. Should your church have no So- 
ciety, we suggest that you use the Life Work Pageant 
through your Sunday school. 

Another f onn of recuriting is the forming of ' ' Life 
Purposes" by those who may be too young and inexperi- 
enced to choose finally their life work. Early high school 
and even eighth grade students may be encouraged on go on 
record as being willing to follow the leading of God. In this 



connection we commend the use of the card entitled "Im- 
portant Personal Purposes for Young People." It was pre- 
pared by Dr. J. C. White and may be obtained from him at 
the Life Work Department of the Interchurch World Move- 
ment, Fiith Avenue, New York, at the rate of 1 cent each. 
Get enough for general use among your young people. En- 
close 25c additional and you will receive a fine lot of helps. 
The titles are given in my open letter in the Evangelist of 
January 28th. Let me call your attention, too, to related ar- 
ticles in both the Evangelist and Angelus. 

Peeling that you appreciate the vital relation between 
recruiting and a larger Brethren church, let me suggest that 
we strive to enlist high type, promising young people; to 
discover such good prospects and laud them through person- 
al interviews ; to continue to be their interpreter, guide and 
friend. Let us keep constantly in mind the difficulty and 
danger of recruiting en masse, also, the uselessness of re- 
cruiting unworthy, incompetent, selfish persons or those un- 
willing to take training. The best are none too good for 
the leadership of the church and the need is unspeakably 
great. A class of 30 new recruits should enter Ashland Col- 
lege and Seminary next Pall. Enlist these persons and if 
they need money for schooling the church must provide it. 
Please report to me the name and address of all recruits, 
old and new, early in March. 

Yours, praying the Lord of the Harvest, 

J. A. GARBER, Ashland, Ohio. 



GENER AL AR TICLES 

Christian Stewardship. By c. f. Yoder 

(Brother Yoder states that this is the first Article he has written aside from reports, since he has been in South 

America. Our readers will hope he may find time to favor us more frequently. This article was 

solicited for our booklet, The Church and Kingdom Interest's.— Editor.). 



The principle of Christian stewardship is one of the 
most important teachings of the Bible, but it has been one 
of the most difficult to learn. The instinct of ownershii^ is 
so ancient and so firmly established in society as well as the 
individual that it is hard to replace it by the better idea of 
stewardship, or the use of property for the general good. 
Nevertheless the tendency of modern Christianity is to give 
a wider application to the teachings of Jesus and to promote 
the social as well as the individual regeneration which they 
imply. 

It is true that this social regeneration is not to be ex- 
pected in its fullness in this dispensation but in the next, 
but the church which is being called out in this dispensation 
must form the social unit which is God's agent in establish- 
ing the kingdom of social righteousness in the world, and a 
proper example of stewardship on the part of the church 
is necessary to the accomplishment of her mission. 

The agencies in the establishment of the principle of 
.stewardship ai'e various. Within the church the Gospel 
teaching is given more clearly and faithfully than before and 
without it the socialistic forces are demanding with increas- 
ing insistency that wealth be considered a trust for the ben- 
efit of all and not a legacy for the benefit of the few. 



Before this principle can rule, the world must pass 
through a period of chaos and trouble and reconstruction as 
complete as the transformation of a caterpillar into a but- 
terfly. The social structure of the past has been builded on 
the idea of the dominance of force and this resulted first in 
slavery and second in industrial oppression and both must 
pass. The rule of brute force gave way to the rule of men- 
fal force and both must give way to the rule of love. 

This is the basis and motive poAver of Christian steward- 
ship. It means far more than the consulting of the Bible as 
a law book to find out the least amount a Christian must 
give. It means the joyful administration of everything as 
the spirit of love directs, and the spirit of love is not lim- 
ited by ties of blood or race or country. God loved the 
world. If therefore Ave know him we shall love as he loves, 
and our lives with all their interests and activities Avill be 
extended to include our neighbors in all the world. 

This is not a new principle. Our first parents were told 
to work in the garden of God, not as owners, but as keep- 
ers ; and mankind has ever been taught to consider this life, 
not as a permanent abode but as a pilgrimage. "The earth 
is the Lord's and the fullness thereof.'" Thus we read that 
the Patriarch's "confessed that they were pilgrims and 



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strangers in the earth" (lieb. 11:13) and the law declared 
"The land shall not be sold forever: for the land is mine; 
for ye are strangers and sojourners with me" (Lev. 25:23). 

The Christian conception of property is not different 
from this. "The multitude of them that believed were of one 
heart and one soul: neither said any of them that ought of 
the things which he possessed was his own" (Acts 4:32). 
Paul clearly declares "Ye are not your own; for ye are 
bought, M'ith a price" (1 Cor. 6:19, 20), and the author of 
Hebre^i's speaking for all believers says, "We have here no 
continuing city, but we seek one to come" (Heb. 13:14). 
Jesus commanded "Lay not up treasures for youreelves upon 
the earth." In all his teaching he made it clear that God 
is the owner of everything and believers are .stewards to 
whom he confides only a temporal management and from 
whom he will exact a sti-ict rendering of accounts. When 
he said "He that renounceth not all that he hath he cannot 
by my di.'-ciple" he refers to the idea of ownership and not 
necessarily of administration. 

From whence then comes the prevalent idea that every 
man may use his property as he will? It is an inheritance 
of paganism and had its origin in the reign of brute force 
and owes its continuance to a lack of full comsecration to 
Christ on the part of the church. The ownership of every- 
thing by the state will not better matters as long as the in- 
dividuals composing the state are unregenerate and do not 
recognize that the state as well as individuals must give an 
account of their stewardship. Not ownership, either indi- 
vidual or collective, but stewardship, both individual and 
collective, is what the Avorld awaits. The prophets saw the 
day. of its coming and declared "Then shall every man pit 
under his vine and under his fig tree ; and none shall make 
them afraid" (Micah 4:4). Then shall the world be safe 
for democracy, but the same prophecy announces a prepara- 
tory period of judgment and reconstruction in which all . 
property shall once more be recognized as the Lord's (vs. 
13). The new "industrial democracy" shall be a steward- 
ship for nations as well as for individuals (Rev. 21:24). 

One of the greatest results of the great war has been 
the directing of the attention of the world to the fact that 
nations as well as individuals should be honest and must find 
their true liberty in renouncing the false liberty of selfish 
license and accepting the restraint whicli brotherly love im- 
poses in the consideration of the good of others. "Let no 
man seek his own, but every man another's wealth" (1 Cor. 
10:11). The present economic system and social .spirit 
causes every man to seek another's wealth, but for Mmself 
and not for the other. This state of things must end. Its 
end is predicted as violent but in its place Avill come the new 
era of co-operation in which the struggle for life will be at 
last .subordinated to the higher law which Drumraond calls 
"the struggle for the life of others." 

Such a change is nothing less than a rebirth of society 
with all the analogous stages that we experience in conver- 
sion as individuals. ^Vnd as the old man of sin must be cru- 
cified that the new man in Christ may live, so the old spirit 
in society miist be destroyed that in its place may come the 
new in which stewardship shall not be an idle exhoi'tation 
of a few faithful pastors but the very basis of economic life, 
accepted and practised by all. Well might the apostles of 
the new order be' referred to as "they that have turned the 
Avorld upside down" (Acts 17:6). Too long it has been 
downside up with the underworld in power. Let it be right- 
ed that the holy city may come down and fill the earth 
with the glory of the Lord. 

I have said that the church is the social unit ■\\-hich is 
used in this transformation. In the first enthusiasm of con- 
secration the apostolic church gained heights of power and 
depths of love which later ages lost. But the glorious ex- 
ample of that church has remained as an inspiration to all 
ages and faithful witnesses have never failed to exhort the 
word to follow suit. Why should not we, who proclaim as 
our plea fidelity to the Gospel, begin to take more serio\;sly 



the great doctrine, with all its implications and give to the 
world an example of faithful stewardship. The law of imi- 
tation is the great agent of the Spirit in moral transforma- 
tion. Why should we not Avith holy enthusiasm enter upon 
a period of true consecration both of ourselves and of our 
means? "Like a mighty army moves the church of God" — 
does it? Where are the millions of volunteers and the bil- 
lions of money that Avould furnish the evangelization of the 
world and put an end to war? Do we "go over the top" 
with 40 cents or even a dollar a year per member for mis- 
sions M'hen the ptate gets a hundred dollars for war? Are 
parents true to Christ when they hinder their children from 
going as missionaries only to lose them later in war? Is 
our country better or more enduring than Christ that we 
should sacrifice for it so much more than for Christ? No, 
we have not yet learned what it is to really obey the order 
to preach the Gospel to all nations and to woi'k foi' the Lord 
until he comes. 

When once we accept the gospel of stewardship there 
will be no difficulty with the question of the tithe. The 
tithe has ever been the proportion demanded by the Lord 
in recognition of his ownership of all, nor did he ever give 
to the renter the right to dissipate with the rest. "Ye pay 
tithe'^- — these ought ye to have done" said Jesus, biU the 
weightier matters of the laAv — justice, judgment and mercy, 
are matters of loving stewardship and must not be left un- 
done. The good Samaritan did not count out his tithe mon- 
ey to the innkeeper, much less a partly offering of Kmall 
coins. He provided for ' ' whatsoever thou hast need of. ' ' In 
Ai'gentina the Roman chuich has just raifed fourteen million 
pesos to pacify the working class and the working class is 
spurning the offering. . .ley say that they A\'ant justice and 
not alms. They have lost confidence in those who toss to 
them an alms with one hand and rob them of their homes 
with the other. The world will believe the Gospel more 
readily Avhen it is lived in the beauty of its holiness and the 
grandeur of its poM-er. Where is the church that will give 
the example? 

And stewardship is gain and not loss for the steward. 
The windows of heaven arc opened upon him and the M'id- 
ow's oil is increar^ed. "He that soweth abundantly shall 
reap also abundantly," and he that forsaketh father or moth- 
er or houses or lands receives a hundred fold. The prodigal 
•son wanted his father's property in his OA\n hands and lost 
it. The elder brother who left his inheritance in the hands 
of the father could hear him say "Son, thou art ever Avith 
me andfill that I have is thine." When Ave say Avith Jesus, 
"All mine is thine" Ave can also say "All thine is mine.'' 
There is no Avant for those who are joint heirs Avith Christ. 
Their Father is rich and their joy is full. Yea "Ofod loveth 
the cheerful giver." He is preparing the Avorld to be his 
inheritance and a throne AAdiich endureth forever. Not slaves 
Avho serve through fear nor servants Avho give for gain but 
sons Avho live and love are the elect of God Avho shall hear 
the Avords "'Well done, good and faithful steward, enter 
thou into the joy of thy Lord." 

Rio Cuarto, Argentina. 



THE BIBLE IN CHINA 

The president of China, Hsu Shih Chang, has sent the 
folloAving message to the American Bible Society: 

"The instruction concerning all virtue, as contaiiied in 
the Holy Scriptures of the religion of Jesus, has truly ex- 
erted an unlimited influence for good among all Christians 
in China, and has also raised the standard of' all my people 
along hues of true progress. I earnestly hope that the fu- 
ture benefits derived from the Holy Scriptures Avill extend 
to the ends of the earth and transcend the success of the 
past." 

Ye are the light of the Avorld. . . Even so let your light 
shine before men that they may .see your good works and 
glorify yo\«' Father Avhich is in heaven.— Matthew 5 ;14, 16. 



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Establishing Young People In the Faith. By t. Parley Alien 

(Address written for Ohio Conference at Canton, but read by Brother Allen's daughter) 



De Quincey tells in Ms Autobiographic Sketches of a 
beautiful and gifted young woman who was a guest in his 
boyhood home and who was a zealous opponent of Christian- 
ity. His mother dreaded the effect of her arguments upon 
the servants, and undoubtedly this young woman Avas a pow- 
er for harm in that home ; for although two clergymen were 
also guests there at the time, they were unable to counteract 
her influence, their very inability to answer her arguments 
no doubt convincing the servants that she was right or 
men who they supposed to be learned ministers of the church 
would have been capable of refuting her infidel objections. 
But it was not because of any weakness in the defenses of 
the Christian faith that the woman carried off the laurels 
whenever she met opposition but because of the lack of 
knowledge on the part of the clergymen of the evidences of 
Christianity. 

One of the ministers, De Quincey tells us, was "dread- 
fully commonplace, dull, dreadfully dull, and by the neces- 
sity of his nature incapable of being deadly in earnest, which 
his splendid antagonist at all times was ; ' ' the other clergy- 
man was "holy, visionary, apostolic" and could not be 
treated disrespectfully, but he lacked the taste and the train- 
ing for polemic service and could not look upon Christian- 
ity as the subject of defence but as a thing only to be in- 
terpreted and illumed. 

In those days the foi-m of infidelity known as deism 
was widespread and clergymen who were not familiar with 
the evidences were not fitted for intellectual and spiritual 
leadership. 

>Still less is ignorance of the arguments in support of 
our religion excusable in the ministry of today. For infidel 
objections are to be heard everywhere. The newspapers and 
the magazines and nearly all kinds of literature that come 
into the hands of young people have much in them to lead 
inquiring minds to doubt the truths of religion. The way the 
magazines have been opening their columns to articles on 
spiritualism from men whose endeavor is to show that the 
Christian faith is out of date and that a more rational re- 
ligion is presenting its credentials for consideration, is suffi- 
cient to indicate that it is impossible to keep from our young 
men and women objections which, especially among persons 
without strong religious convictions, are calculated to sow 
doiibts of the divine nature of our faith. 

In the editorial and woman's departments of a great 
newspaper, the latter being read each day by many thou- 
sands of young A^'omen, I have found much that openly at- 
tacks Christianity, and various special Avriters to its columns 
take for granted many of the claims of infidels concerning 
what most Christians believe are fundamentals. And be- 
cause infidel arguments are so Avidely disseminated we are 
liable to meet them anywhere, in thc'cars, at the dinner table, 
or from public speakers on street corners. Most of these ob- 
jections to Chi'istianity are a mass of misconceptions and 
due to ignorance, but to many of the people who hear them 
and are not acquainted with the facts the statements seem 
convincing. 

Some commercial travelers were at dinner in a hotel 
where a minister of the gospel was a guest. The traveling 
men had considerable to say on religious subjects and re- 
ferred to the New Testament as without corroborative tes- 
timony from any early secular historian. The minister then 
asked them if they had examined the history of the times 
they referred to, and the ansAver being that their knoAvledge 
of the subject was A'ery limited ,the preacher told them that 
it Avas his business to knoAV the history of early Christianity 
and he could assure them that the statements they had made 
were entirely erroneous. He convinced the men that they 
were uniustified in their criticism and led them Avithout 
miich effort to realize that they had no sensible reasons for 
rejecting the divine claims of Christianity. 



Bradlaugh Avhen a youth was an attendant at Sunday 
school and once asked his teacher some questions relating to 
the truth of Christianity. The teacher not being able to an- 
swer them laid them before the rector of the church, but this 
man thought young Bradlaugh should be punished for ask- 
ing them, which led the youth to conclude, they Avere not 
only iinansweralile but were fatal to the claims of Christian- 
ity to divine origin and he became an infidel and in later 
years the greatest power for the dissemination of anti-Chris- 
tian ideas of his time in England. Men AA'ho know tell us 
that if Bradlaugh ha'd been treated differently, if the rector 
had knoAvn hoAv to deal intelligently Avith subjects underly- 
ing faith, this man Avho did so much as an infidel lecturer 
and writer Avould in all probability have been saved from un- 
belief and remained in the Christian fold, a Avorker of influ- 
ence for it instead of against it. 

NoAv, the strength of the arguments for Christianity are 
such that to one Avho knows the subject not merely super- 
ficially, there is nothing to fear from' infidelity. I do not 
mean that all infidel objections can be ansAvered easily. But 
mean that they can be shoAAOi not to be fatal to Christianity. 
There are objections to the belief of all of us here on astron- 
omical subjects. Some people still hold as important old ob- 
jections to the idea of the earth's rotundity, but they do not 
figure largely in the vieAvs of us Avho think Ave have good 
reasons for belicA'ing the earth is round. Infidels themselves 
realize that all their objections do not have to be answered 
in order to prove Christianity true. When Brobinski, the 
Russian atheist, realized that in the Man of Nazareth God 
is revealed, he felt that Christianity is true and that objec- 
tions against a thing proved are of no Aveight. And the 
famous Lord Lyttelton, who was couAnnced of the folly of 
infidelity through a study of the Ncav Testament account of 
the couA'ersion of Saul of Tarsus, cared nothing for objec- 
tions Avhen he realized the incontroA'-ertible character of the 
positiA^e testimony to Christianity afforded by the acceptance 
of Christ as divine by the great apostle. 

I do not make a plea for an extensiA'c study of the evi- 
dences of Christianity by young people. The subject is of 
such a nature that more than a superficial knowledge of it 
in some important phases can only be imparted Avithout dif- 
ficulty by the Avell-equipped minister. So I think it the 
duty of ministers to instruct young .people sufficiently to 
keep them from being disturbed AA^hen they hear their relig- 
ion criticised. I thin-k instruction should be given the sen- 
ior classes of our Sunday schools each Sunday. 

Man is incurably religious, as has often been said ; and 
many skeptics have expressed a desire to believe and many 
haA^e believed AA^hen they had their reason satisfied. In one 
of the editions of Mcllvaines' Avell-knoAvn Avork on the evi- 
dences the statement is made that a copy of this book once 
found its Avay into an unbelieAdng neighborhood and as a re- 
sult all the infidels Avere changed into believers in the faith 
of Christ. 

C. J. Whitmore, a London (England) preacher, said that 
oiit of tAventy prominent infidel editors, lecturers and work- 
ers he had known in thirty years' experience in the British 
metropolis sixteen had renounced their unbelief for faith 
and become workers in the cause of Christ. 

Rev. G. L. Griffith, a minister of the Christian denomin- 
ation, of Troy, Ohio, has said he once preached a series of 
sermons against infidelity in a Michigan toAAm and at the 
close of the series a man arose and said that he was presi- ■ 
dent of an infidel club but that he desired to confess as an 
honest man that "there is not a thread of my coat left and 
I want to place my feet upon a plank that aa'III stand." 

And especially is the young man or woman Avho has been 
brought up under chiirch influences desirous of holding on to 
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into doubt it is because they have been perplexed by the 
objections to revealed truth that are to be heard everywhere 
about them. The desire to believe will hold the young peo- 
ple who have had thrown about them the influences of church 
and Sabbath school if they have a knowledge of Christian 
evidences sufficient to show them that on purely intellectual 
grounds there is reasonable basis for faith. 

A writer of a tract who signs himself A. J. P. says, 
"When the writer was a converted lad in his early teens he 
was sorely tried with skeptical doubts, so much so that more 
than once he came within an ace of throwing up all profes- 
sion of Christianity. But it was the history of the Jews that 
held him back. This history could only be explained by the 
power and overruling providence of God. ' ' 

There can be no question that ninety percent at least of 



our young men and women are almost entirely without 
knowledge of the arguments for Christianity. It would be 
so easy to give instruction in our Sabbath schools that would 
fortify them to withstand the powers for evil that are so 
zealous in efforts to undermine Christian faith. And it is 
because the evidences of Christianity are so strong and there 
are such interestmg w&js of showing by argument and illus- 
tration that the faith of our fathers is supported by "many 
infallible proofs" that the fact is easily recognized that 
there need be no difficulty in imparting to our young people 
an adequate knowledge of this important sub.ject in these 
days of doubt and false religious teaching when the very 
elect are in danger of being led astray and only intelligent 
Christians, intellectually as well as spiritually strong in the 
faith, are properly equipped soldiers of the cross. 



The Hope of the Church. By n. j. Paul 



In a former article we treated the subject of "The 
Church ; " in this article we want to treat briefly as we can, 
"What is the Church's Hope or, what should be the hope of 
the church?" In treating this subject we wish it to be clear 
that we do not have in mind denominationalism or the dif- 
ferent branches of the church. We mean the church which 
Christ and his apostles instituted. The conversion of the 
world is not the object of the church's hope. It is quite 
true this glorious consummation lies in the future, for "the 
earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the 
waters cover the sea," but the task of bringing this about 
was not committed to the church. On the contrary, the 
New Testament descriptions of the last days of the church 
upon earth preclude the thought. They are depicted in dark 
colors (2 Tim. 3:1-5; 2 Pet. 3:1-4). The fact is, the history 
of preaching the Gospel in the world should be enough to 
show that this cannot be the object set before us, for, while 
whole nations have been Christianized, not a single commu- 
nity has ever been completely converted. It is a fact the 
apostles had nothing to say about, the conversion of the 
world. 

While they were busy preaching the Gospel in the world 
they gave no indication that they expected this work to re- 
sult at length in the transformation of the world. They were 
not looking for a change in the world, but for the personal 
presence of their Lord. Jesi^s Christ himself was their hope, 
and his appearing they intensely loved and longed for. The 
attitude of the New Testament church is represented by the 
Apostle John in the closing words of the apocalyptic visions 
of heavenly glory and millennial peace which passed before 
him. He had seen the new heaven and the new earth where- 
in dwelleth righteousness, and the holy city, the New Jeru- 
salem, whose light was like a stone most precious. But, at 
the end of it all the longing of the aged apostle is not for 
these things to come. Greater than all these glories, dearer 
than all these dear things, is the Master himself, and the 
prayer that rises from his heart as he closes his v^ondrom 
book is simply, "Come, Lord Jesus." The hope of the 
church then, is the personal return of her Lord. Let us see 
how this hope lies upon the pages of the New Testament rev- 
elation, and how it influenced the life of the church. 

Christ taught his disciples to expect his return. This 
seems to be the last thought he impressed his disciples with. 
In the early part of his ministry he seem to have kept his 
personality in the background; he forbade those whom he 
healed to tell about him. Then there came a time when he 
asked the disciples, "Whom do men say that I am?" and 
led^them to think of his divine origin. After that he began 
to instruct them about his approaching death and resurrec- 
tion, and his departure which he was about to accomplish at 
Jerusalem (Luke 9:31). In the last days of his ministry his 
return to the world largely occupied his thoughts, and he 
kept it prominently before the minds of his disciples. During 
his last journey to Jerusalem he foreshadowed his own his- 
tory in the parable of the nobleman going into a far coun- 



try to receive a kingdom and return, who left his servants 
behind with the command, "occujjy till I come" (Luke 19: 
12, 13). 

Oh that we could behold him, as he sat one evening dur- 
ing the last week, on the Mount of Olives, looking down no 
doubt upon the massive buildings of the temple, the total de- 
struction of which he had just foretold. The disciples gath- 
ered about him with the request: "Tell us, when shall these 
things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and 
the end of the world" (Matt. 24:3) ? It is evident from the 
form of this question that his coming was no new thought 
to them. It was occupying their minds already. They knew 
that he was coiaing again, and they wished to know how to 
recognize the approach of that event. In answer to the 
question, the Lord mifolded a panorama of intervening his- 
tory, and emphasized the need of watchfulness because the 
time of his coming would be uncertain. "Watch therefore, 
for ye know not on what day your Lord cometh. Therefore 
be ye also ready, for in an hour that ye think not the Son 
of Man cometh." We should take heed to the Master's 
teaching on this point. He enforced this teaching with two 
striking illustrations of the twofold kind of preparation 
needed on the part of the Christian, the inward preparation 
the spiritual life set forth in the parable of the virgins, and 
the outward preparation of diligent service in that of the 
talents. Then he closed his discoui'se with a graphic picture 
of the changed conditions in which he would appear when he 
came the second time as the Son of Man sitting upon the 
throne of his glory. 

Go with me to the darlc hours of the very last night 
and see how his thoughts were occi;pied with his return. 

In the upper room, when the faithful little band were 
grouped about him in sorrow for the parting which no doubt 
all felt was near, he began his farewell words to them with 
this comforting assurance: "Let not your hearts be trou- 
bled. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go — I will 
come again." A few hours afterwards he was in the midst 
of the shameful scene of his trial. Through all the shame 
of those awful hours, the vision of his retui'n in glory to the 
world that was rejecting him now shone like a beacon rapon 
his soul; and "for the joy that was set before him, he en- 
dured the cross, despising the shame." This one thought 
should occupy our minds, not what we shall eat ; or what we 
shall put on. or how much we can accumulate in this world, 
BUT that Christ is coming. Am I ready for his coming? 
At his ascension the same truth was again brought to the 
minds of the disciples. As they stood gazing, no doubt in 
wonder towards the place where the Lord had disappeared 
from their view, the two angels were sent to remind them 
of his return. How their hearts must have beat with joy ; 
Avhen their ears heard the message of the angels. "This 
same Jesus who was taken up from you into heaven shall so 
come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." 
This was the thought that sent them back to Jerusalem with 

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Jesus Yesterday, Today and Forever. By Miss Mary Pence 



Text : Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and 
forever Hebrews 13 :8. How like a pearl among pearls is this 
text among texts. It is a wonderful declarative statement 
about our Savior. It is a very comforting text for this very 
age of rapid changing and in its contemplation the heart 
is calmed. Either change or decay marks nearly every thing 
with ^vhich we have to do so that oftentimes we come near 
the point of having faith in nothing. But in this beautiful 
text we are directed to a place of refuge and rest for the 
soul. When faith finds her resting place all is well within 
or without. This resting place pointed out is Jesus Christ. 
"We ourselves may change from day to day but "Jesus Christ 
is the same yesterday, today, and forever." 

I Jesus Christ Yesterday. 

As early as Genesis 4 :4, we read of a blood and blood- 
less sacrifice. The bloodless offering of Cain, the fruit of 
his own work, was not accepted which fact proclaims in the 
infancy of the race that "without the shedding of blood is 
no remission." And the blood for the remission of sins has 
always been the blood "of the Lamb slain from the founda- 
tion of the world," either the real blood or the blood of some 
animal which typified the blood of Jesus. The Jews mider- 
stood the blood they offered to typify the "blood of the com- 
ing Savior. Nevertheless Jesus then existed and has al- 
ways existed. "In the beginning was the "Word, and the 
Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same Avas 
in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; 
and without him was not anything made that was made. 
In him was life ; and the life was the light of men. . . That 
~was the true light, which lighteth every man that cometh 
into the world. He was in the world, and the world Avas 
made by him, and the world luaew him not. . . And the 
Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, (and we beheld 
his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), 
full of grace and truth." So says John in the first chapter 
This was the Messiah to whom the Jews looked forward, the 
Redeemer promised in Genesis 3 :1§ as the seed of the avo- 
man. 

The Gospels of the New Testament is a reeoi-d of this 
promised Savior coming to dwell among men. He Avas man- 
ifested in the flesh and in his human body d^velt among men 
on the earth for about 33 years. Compared Avith the total 
area of the earth, he moA-ed in a A'ery limited sphere. He 
seemed to make no Avorld-Avide attempt to restore the divine 
order of things as they were after "the Spirit of God moved 
upon the face of the deep" and before Satan destroyed this 
order in Eden. But wherever he Avent he bestoAved bless- 
ings and to a limited extent restored the divine order. He 
set the temple at rights when after havhig made a scourge 
of sm?.]l cords he drove oiit the sheep and the oxen and 
poured out the changers' money and overthrcAV the tables. 
And with the voice of authority said, "Take these things 
hence; make not my Father's house an hou.se of merchan- 
dise." He gave life to the dead, health to the sick, bread 
to the hungry, sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, 
■speech to the duml^, comfort to the sorroAving, and changed 
sinners into ."aints. And not only to one hero or there did 
he impart help and life but the hour struck Avhen on the 
cross he poured out his blood for all people at all times so 
that tha Avhole ci'eation could be redeemed. Noav avc plead 
before God the real blood and he is most blessed \ipon Avhom 
God sees the blood of his Son. Thus in the yesteixlay of 
history Ave see Jesus Christ as Savior, "the Lamb slain from 
the foundation of the world," a risen, living Savior. He was 
ahvays the SaA'ior. 

II Jesus Christ Today. 

According to the text Jesus Christ is the same today 



that he Avas yesterday, the Savior still. Yesterday he Avalked 
upon the earth in humility, a loAvly SaA'ior. Today he sits 
at God's OAvn right hand, an exalted Savior. Romans 8:34 
says, "It is Christ that died, yea rather that is risen again, 
Avho is even at the right hand of God, Avho also maketh in- 
tercession for us." HebreAvs 7:25 says, "He is able to save 
them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing 
he ever livetli to make intercession for them." 1 John 2:1, 
2 says, "'If any man sin, Ave have an advocate Avith the 
Father, Jesus C-hrist the righteous." Christ is entered "into 
heaven itself noAv to appear in the presence of God for us." 
We see from these texts Avhat a great Savior Ave noAv haA-e. 
In him Ave have forgiA^eness of sin, avc have been saved from 
the guilt of sin, and noAv he ceases not to be our daily SaA'- 
ior and pleads our daily cause so that we are being saved 
from the very dominion of sin. As Ave tread our daily path 
Ave meet Avith many perplexities. SorroAvs, trials, tempta- 
tions, disease, money matters and Avhat not, these present 
difficulties Avhich avc must meet face to face. AVe realize our 
limitations Avith bitterness. But these things and more seem 
to melt aAvay before that greatest problem of hoAV to live a 
life Avholly pleasing to God. When Ave take up God's Word 
and read such passages as Proverbs 6 :16-19, the seven things 
the Lord hates and as Ave read passage after passage of the 
Word, that is sure and steadfast, and the Spirit begins his 
searchings of the innermost recesses of our being and he 
compares Avhat aa'c really are and the things Ave think and 
the things Ave do and the things Ave leave undone, all this he 
compares to Avhat is God's law and Avill for his children, 
then in anguish and humiliation we see Iioav far short Ave 
fall of being a glory to him and avc cry out, "Who then can 
be saved?" and "'What shall I do?" But the promise is 
that the Spirit shall lead us into all truth and faithful to 
his office he points us aAvay from ourseh^es to the fact of the 
cross, to our Substitute and brings to mind that Ave have ac- 
cepted the righteousness of this Savior Avhile he carries 
away our sin in his oAvn body on the tree. Then the Spirit 
points upAvard to Avhere Christ sits at the right hand of 
God, saying, "If any man sin avc have an adA'ocate Avith the 
Father, Jesiis Christ the righteous" A\ho itoav appears in the 
presence of God FOR US ! And Ava receive this message 
from (cSeecv difirfintatrs^ — )htnefl nlldo fl'phe' 
from him: "My grace is sufficient for thee.' It is the suffi- 
cient grace alone Avhich gives us daily victory in our Chris- 
tian life, and frees us from the evils that Avould other-Avise 
dominate us. "The life that I uoav Ua'c in the flesh I live 
by the faith of the Son of God Avho loA'ed me and gaA'e him- 
self for me." 0, that Christians Avould not lose sight of the 
fact that Christ noAv appears in heaven for us. We have a 
faithful High Priest. Glory be to his name ! 
Ill Jesus Christ Forever. 

Thus far Ave have dealt Avith facts concerning Jesus 
Christ. Now Ave come to the'prophecy of our text, "Jesus 
Christ forever." If he Avas Savior yesterday, and if he is 
SaAdor today according to oiir text, and countless other 
Scriptures, he Avill be the same Savior tomorroAv. In the 
great untried tomorroAv, in the ages yet to come, and the 
eternity of eternities, he Avill be the same Jesus, the same 
Savior. Before the great tribulation period he is to prove 
himself a great Savior in that he Avill come AA-ith the A-oice 
of authority and call for those who love his appearing and 
catch us out of the Avorld so Ave Avill be saved from the trib- 
ulation that shall come upon the earth. The dead in Christ 
Avill rise AA'ith resurrected bodies, and the bodies of the Ha'- 
ing saints shall be changed from mortal to immortal flesh and 
all together Avill be caught up to meet the Lord in the air, 
"and so shall Ave cA'er be Avith the Lord." Can Ave compre- 
hend A\iiat that raeaneth to even be Avjth the Savior, to be in 



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his presence and. see him face to face for 1,000 years, all the 
while knowing that it is as a day with the Lord and that 
•liefore us lies an eternity of eternities of these days to be 
with him. It is only by faith in God and his Word that ve 
can comprehend these things. 

When we look about us at the little space of earth with- 
in our limited vision, and then up into the starry skies Avith 
its mysterious untold story we just will have a childish won- 
der of how our God created the heavens and the earth. And 
then by faith we turn from the past to the future and M'e 
see that "the heavens shall pass aAvay with a great noise, 
and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also 
and the works that are therein shall burn up. ' ' And we read 
on in this third chapter of 2 Peter, "The heavens being on 
fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fer- 



vent heat." Nevertheless we, according to his promise look 
for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteous- 
ness. " And then we wonder if being ever with the Lord 
does not mean that we shall see the old pass away and be 
•witnesses to the new creation. 

It is a fact that a change of existence comes to every 
man. What a blessed hope is ours in our text. Jesus Christ 
the same yesterday, today, and forever, a great Savior!" Be 
diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, 
and blameless" when he comes and to be found in him in 
this life is to be found of him in peace when he comes. 

"Change and decay on all around I see, 
0, thou who changeth not, abide with me." 
Limestone, Tennessee. 



The Hope of the Church 

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joy, which liuke describes in the closing verses of his Gos- 
pel. The apostles taught their converts to wait for the com- 
ing of the Lord. Should not this be the first thought to 
occupy our minds? Is it not HIGH TIME for the pastors, 
and evangelists to pi-each and teach their converts of the 
certainty of the Lord's return, realizing the fact, that our 
salvation is not complete until the Christ shall come? The 
conversion of the Thessalonians is described as "turning to 
God from their idols to serve the living and true God, and 
to wait for his Son from heaven." The Corinthians "come 
behind in no gift, waiting for the revelation of our Lord 
Jesus Chi-ist." To the (xalatians Paul -writes, "We through 
the Spirit by faith wait for the hope of righteousness," and 
to the PhiliiDpians, "Our citizenship is in heaven, whence 
also we wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. In the 
Epistle to the Hebrews the same attitude is disclosed, for 
there we read, "Christ also, having been once offered to bare 
the shis of many, shall appear a second time, apart from sin. 
to them that wait for him, unto salvation." This is where 
salvation is complete. 

After a close study of the Scriptures, it will be discov- 
ered tnat the early church had in mind two views. (1) Their 
faith was anchored in the past in the facts of the death and 
resurrection of the Lord, and (2) in the future, in the as- 
sured hope of his return. It is evident therefore, that the 
second coming of the Savior occupied a most imiDortant 
place in the early church, which also the apostles preach, 
and which the Christians received. The sanctification of all 
Christians is a preparation for the coming of the Lord. Paul 
Avi'ites to the Thessalonians: "The very God of peace sanc- 
tify you wholly, and I pray God your whole spirit and soul 
and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our 
Lord Jesus Christ." John puts the same thing in his own 
tender way: "And now, little children, abide in him that, 
when he shall appear, wc may have confidence and not be 
ashamed before him at his coming." Christians should get 
their encouragement in the same inspiring issue. Paul ex- 
horts Timothy to fidelity, charging him to "keep the com- 
mandment, without spot, without reproach, until the appear- 
ing of our Lord Jesus Christ." Peter writes to his felloAv 
elders: "Feed the flock of God which is among you, and 
•^^•hen the Chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a 
crown of glory that fadeth not away." The early church 
had her suffering and her trial, persecutions and tempta- 
tions, yet the apostle James does not forget them in their 
bad hour, but comes to them in their bereavement and says, 
"Be patient therefore, brethren, until the coming of the 
Lord. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord :'S 
at hand." The life, fellowship, and brotherly love of the 
Lord's children reaches-its holy consummation at the Lord's 
return. Again, "The Lord make you to increase and abound 
in love one toAvard another, and towai-d all men, even as M-e 
also do towai'd you, to the end he may establish your hearts 
unblameable in holiness before our God and Father at the 



coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. ' ' Their 
acts of worship, as for example, their observance of the 
Lord's supper, washing their feet, giving to them the bread 
and cup, all have the same end in view. "As oft as ye eat 
of this bread and drink of this cup, ye do show the Lord's 
death till he come." Thus, whatever aspect of the church's 
life and work we consider, ^ve find it to be a stream which 
moves on towards one glorious future. 

The appealing of the Lord Jesus himself fills the whole 
horizon. Sad, but too true, the church of today is emptied 
of much of the meaning it had among the early Christians. 
It has come to be a vague and misty thing — a general habit 
of expecting things somehow to turn out well. Their hope 
■was no sucli shallow optimism. It was the light that shone 
from an expectation of one glad coming event, casting its 
sacred glow over all their lives. Paul sums up the true 
Christian attitude in these words: "The grace of God hath 
appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us, to 
the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we 
should live soberly and righteously and godly in this pres- 
ent world ; looking for the blessed hope and appearing of 
the glory of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ." 
The word hope was often on the lips of the apostles, "We 
are saved by hope," "rejoicing in hope;" the epistle to the 
Hebrews makes frequent use of the word in this way. There 
was a special reason for this. The Hebrew Christians wei'c 
a small and despised community, living under the continual 
influence of that majestic ritual which was still going on in 
the temijle at Jerusalem. The return of Christ was delayed, 
and there was a strong tendency to slip back into the old 
ceremonial system. They had need of every encouragement. 
The writer of the epistle turns their eyes again and again 
from the shadow's of the past to the realities that lay before 
them. Telling them, their Messiah had indeed come to put 
away sin by the sacrifice of himself, but he would come a sec- 
ond time, in glory, with a final and complete salvation. This 
was the hope set before them to which they had fled for 
refuge (Heb. 6:18). WHEN IS OUR REDEMPTION 
COMPLETE? The apostles thought of salvation in thi-ee 
different ways: (1) With reference to the past, as a fact al- 
ready assured at the moment of belief in the Savior. (2) With 
reference to the present, as a process still going on. (3) 
With reference to the future, as an act yet to be accomp- 
lished. In this last sense Paul uses the word when he says, 
"Now is our salvation nearer than Avhen we first believed," 
and Peter also uses the phrase, "kept by the power of God 
through faith unto a salvation ready to be revealed in the 
last time." Our Lord I'cfers to the same thing when, after 
telling the disciples about the signs of his coming, he adds, 
"When these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift 
UD vour heads, because your redemption di'aweth nigh." One 
of the most complete types of the history of redemption is 
to be found in the ceremonies of the day of atonement. 

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on that day that he should come forth from within the veil, 
and laying aside his linen garments, reappear to bless the 
waiting congregation. Our great High Priest is now within 
the veil. He has offered the atoning sacrifice on the altar of 
Calvary, and with the merit of that sacrifice he has gone in 
to appear in the presence of God for us. But the great day 
of atonement is not yet closed. When his work within the 
veil is ended, he shall come forth, arrayed again in his gar- 
ments of glory and beauty, for the final blessing of his 
waiting people. As the world was astonished at him when 
he came the first time, so will it be astonished when he comes 
a second time, and the prophet's vision breaks upon its 
view: "Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed gar- 
ments from Bozrah, this that is glorious in his apparel, 
marching in the greatness of his strength" (Isa. 63 :1) ? And 
what will it mean for the redeemed? The happy reunion of 
all the saints when the dead are raised and the living are 
changed, for, when the Lord descends from heaven with a 
shout, "the dead in Christ shall rise first, and we that are 
alive and remain shall be caught up together ■\vith them in 
the clouds to meet the Lord in the air." This will be a glor- 



ious day, a happy time ; but only preliminary steps to a high- 
er and holier bliss. 

The climax of the redemption will be the manife.sted 
union of the church with her Lord in the mairiage of the 
Lamb. For Avhcn the Bridegroom shall come to claim his 
l)ride, the church, and take her to share his glory and his 
throne. Then the church that Christ loved and purchased 
shall be presented to him a glorious church, not having spot 
or -^A-rinkle. Think what it will mean ; after sharing his 
humiliation in the midst of a scoifing and unbelieving world, 
the redeemed, the church, is exalted to his side, and, as the 
consort of the King of kings and the Lord of lords, stands 
"all rapture through and through in God's most holy sight. 

One more thought, then we close. Do Ave not know that 
God will commend us, or condemn us for cA^ery Avord we 
speak, for every act Ave do, and every thought we have. 

"Therefore, Ave ought to give the more earnest heed to 
the things Ave have heard, lest at any time, Ave may let them 
slip. 

LosantAdlle, Indiana. 



J. A. Gather 

PRESroENT 



Our Young People at Work 



G. C. Carpenter 

SECRETARY 



Ashland College Night 



For several years the Brethren Christian Endeavor so- 
ciety at Roanoke, Virginia has obserA^ed Ashland College 
Night AAith great success. In order to extend this blessing 
to others these EndeaA'orers started a campaign Avhich cul- 
minated in the establishment of the Life Work Department 
as a permanent department in the Virginia State Union and 
the election of Brethren Endeavorers as state and district 
superintendents of the department. One of their uniqiie 
plans to be used in the society meetings Febriiary eighth is 
given below. (Applicable noAv to February 29th, National 
Recruiting Day). 

One Aveek or more before the meeting each actiA^e mem- 
ber Avill receive a copy of this notice: "You are hereby sum- 
moned to appear before the Exemption Board of the Chris- 
tian Endeavor Society at 6 :30 P. M., Sunday, February 8, 
1920 to shoAv cause Avhy you should not be drafted for full 
time Christian SerA-ices. If impossible to appear file exemp- 
tion papers Avith the President before Friday. Your name 
has been registered Avith the above member and will be 
selected by Urim and Thummium. 

By order '■ — C. E. Society. 

At the meeting, after a special program is rendered the 
Exemption Board (Missionary Committee) Avill take its place 
around a table in the front of the room. The leader, blind- 
folded, Avill draAv the numbers from a hat, calling upon the 
members to come forAvard. After claiming exemption the 
Board Avill alloAv the members to take a seat in the audience 
or send them into one of the Sunday school rooms to the 
Spiritual Examiner (Society Life AYork Superintendent) 
Avho AAill explain the Recruit's Covenant. Those Avho sign 
the covenant Avill be accepted for full time service and the 
others rejected. H. H. ROWSEY, 

Roanoke, Virginia. 

Reports from the National C. E. President 

COMMENDATION FROM OTHERS 

Our Life Work Pageant, "The Crusade of Sacrificial 
SerA^ce," has been heartily commended by Rev. Frank L. 
Freet, Quiet Hour Superinttendent of the Ohio Christian En- 
deavor Union, as Avill be seen by the folloAving message ad- 
dressed to Brother J. A. Garber. 

"May I thank you for the copy of the Life Work Pag- 
eant. Accept my heartiest commendation. It is certainly 
splendid. ' ' 



ENROLLING TITHING STEWARDS 

Through our Christian EndeaA'or societies Ave have been 
striving to enroll young people as Tithing SteAvards. Goal 7 
of the Four Year Challenge calls for tAvo thousand by Gen- 
eral Conference, 1920. A number of societies seem to haA^e 
done Avell in this effort. Some months ago a letter from 
Brother Thomas Harley of Muncie, Indiana, reported a 
splendid meeting and stated that thirteen Endeavorers 
pledged themselves to give one-tenth of their inrease to the 
Lord. He thought that the number Avould be increased at an 
early date. Perhaps other societies cherish a like hope. 

Another opportunity to enroll Tithing StCAvards Avill 
come to our societies on February 22. At this time most of 
the pa.stors Avill preach on Tithing. . Advantages should be 
taken of the impressions made on the young people. A full 
report of your tithers, old and ncAv, should be sent to Su- 
perintendent E. A. Myer, Bringhurst, Indiana. 
THE HOPE OF A JUNIOR 

Last Aveek those in charge of the Junior and Interme- 
diate sessions at AVinona reported their meetings. It was 
hoped to have messages from some of the boys and girls. 
BeloAv is one message expressing the ~h ope of haAdng a society 
for boys and girls in the Brighton, Indiana, church : 
Dear Friends: 

I am going to Avrite you a feAv lines about the Christian 
Endeavor at AVinona. On Sunday afternoon, September 7, 
I attended a fine meeting. Professor J. A. Garber gaA^e us 
an excellent talk. As yet, we have no society in our church 
but hope to have a live Junior and Intermediate society as 
soon as possible. 

AA''ith the best Avishes to all of my felloAv Endeavorers. 
From a Junior. 
KENNETH GOOD, Brighton, Indiana. 

Whose Is It? Mine or God's 

To Avhom does it belong — this money I have inherited, this 
salary I am earning, this house I am building, these sayings 
I have in the bank? I say my house, my bank account, my 
property, my salary, my clothes, my books, my education; 
but is it really mine 1 AVho oaatis it — this wealth, this power, 
this influence? 

"You do, of course," laughs the Avorld. 

"God does," asserts the Bible. 

It's queer, isn't it, that after all the centuries of read- 
ing the Bible the church has made so little property of a re- 
ligious question 1 for the Bible is full of it. 



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Story and proverb and poem, legislation and parable 
and exhortation — all unite to emphasize God's sole o-wnership 
of earth and heaven. Through long centuries of painful 
training the children of Israel were taught to take the first 
fruit from the garden, the choicest lamb of the flock, the 
tenth of all the increase, as a token that they and all theirs 
belonged alike to God, the giver and oivner of all. The tithe, 
the free-vv'ill offering, the gift at feast day and fast day 
were only so many reminders of funds held in trust. 

The New Testament is not less startling in its emphasis 
of man's stewardship and God's ownership. Jesus' parable 
of the talents and his picture of the judgment agree in this, 
that they weigh the questions of acquisition and expenditure 
with the issues of life and death. 

Whose is it? If it is mine, I may use it to please my- 
self, and it is nobody's business but my own; but if it is 
God 's, I must give an account to the oAvner for every penny. 

Aladdin's lamp never was half so mysterious nor so pow- 
erful as these shining bits of nickel and silver and copper 
that slip through oiir fingers in an unceasing stream. There 
are some servants of ours who can speak but one language, 
but these are the polyglots of the universe. A grain of corn 
talks bread, and only bread; a violet breathes of violet; 
but a nickel will speak Avhatever you -will, facile slave that 
he is. To one he says beer, to another bread. He turns him- 
self into a trolley ride or puffs himself out in smoke. To 
the child he whispers ever of goodies; to the student, of 
books and papers ; to the artist, of brush and pencil ; to the 
schoolgirl, of flowers and ribbons. Yet that same little coin 
may take the -^vings of the morning and preach the everlast- 
ing go«riel to the ends of the earth, if you will it so ; or it 
may minister to the whim of some fleeting moment. 

Were they God's — those billion, billion nickels that were 
drn\\Tied in drink last year while his world lay groaning in 
darkness? Was it God's coin that built those mountains of 



candy and volcanoes of smoke and piled those pleasant 
palaces of pleasure while his world was ignorant and cold 
and hungry and wicked ? Was it God 's money that was frit- 
tered and fluttered and flaunted and danced and whistled 
into eternity while his kingdom waited? If it was, shall we 
not meet his record some day when the books are opened? 

Whose is it, any^vay, mine or God's? There is not a 
profoundcr question for Christian men and women to settle. 
It ought to be settled. — Abridged from the Helping Hand. 



What a Tithe Would Do 

If every churchman in the United States gave one-tenth 
of his income, there would be somethmg over $2,000,000,000 
every year for the big enterprise of Christianizing the world, 
says Harvy Reeves Calkins in World Outlook. Sounds in- 
credible, but we figure it this way: There are over 40,500,- 
000 church members in the United States and the per capita 
income is about $500 — multiply and take the tithe of it, and 
you get a result that is astounding. 

Sick little children every^vhere could have treatment' 
in hospitals. Eighty percent of South America's babies 
would no longer die before they are two years old. Fifty 
million outcasts in India would find new light and new life. 
Christianity instead of Mohammedanism would win 80,000,- 
000 in Africa. 

In the homeland, every minister's salary could be dou- 
bled — some of them need it desperately ! — every church could 
have its OAvn parish house and community center, while as 
for benevolences — every great board could be increased 
1,000 percent, except the boards of education and they could 
be increased 5,000 percent. 

Go on and figure it out for yourself — the simple matter 
of giving a tenth of income would mean the beginning of a 
new world. — Selected from The Continent. 



Send 
WHTT'R OTPT 
OPFERINGS to 



THE SUNDAY SCHOOL 



ALBERT TEENT 

General Secretary-Treasurer 

Johnstown, Pennsylvania 



That Tokio Proposition. Bv Wm. h. Beachier 

I belipve it is fitting that I should be among the first 
to say a thmg; or two rHative to the proposition which has 
been '■ubmitted bv the Waterloo Sunday school through the 
superintendent, Mrs. Wi'=-ner. 

That it i" a bisr. bold suggc'tion goes without saying, 
^^nd it is .iu^t like the Sundav school forces of the Waterloo 
church to be doinsr such things. But I confess that even 
th'' thoufflit of puch a thiner react^j on me very much a'= the 
TiM^rlom purl wpfllth and glorv of Solomon reacted ori the 
Ouppu of Shpb^i — T havp rio i^nirit Ipft in me. To me th^t i« 
iu"t nu'^tlipr T<'av of "avine it took mv b^e^th. It ■^'^^ mv 
nriinlpcpp, with '^o-pip of our bTptliT-pn. to pttpnd thp AVn^lrl'p 
non^-PTition in AVpcliiTifi-ton T). C. in 1910. *nd in-ipi4. T 
sttpufled tbe Intprnationnl Cout^pution in CbVa-o-o. Faph 
of thpfp TCTpT-p rippflsionp rpDrppenfinfl" rare oTToortnnitipp. But 
T coTifpp" that the thoup'ht of attending a World''' Con^pu- 
tJon in a forpiffn Ipud take" mv brpath. 'T'o sav th^t tlipt 
woulil be the privilpge of a l^fp time w^onld be too mild Tt 
would be more nearly the privilege of about three lifptime^. 

Now whatever may be the outcome I want in fnirneps 
to myself to sav that as far as I am concerupd the idea was 
bom absolutely in the minds of the Waterloo nponle them- 
selves. Never once did I dron the faintest glimmer of a 
shadow of a susreestion to anvbodv at Waterloo, or any- 
where else for that matter. And I feel a lot better for say- 
ing this. 

In the next place, even if the way should onen as it 
looks to me upon first thouebt T don't see how T could ffo. 
The shortest routes will renuire from 61 to 65 dnvs. And 
after a man has been on the "sad" as much as I have for 
over two years it would seem about time for him to settle 



down in some corner and stick there for a long time to 
come. 

In the interest of facts I want moreover to make a cor- 
rection or two, with apologies to Mrs. Winner. That I v^a' 
ever offered the secretary.ship of the Pennsylvania ^ '•soeia- 
tion is a mir take. I was not. Again, I was president of the 
Iowa Association two years instead of three. There is a long 
established precedent in the Iowa Association that a presi- 
dent can hold the position no more than two consecutive 
years. If I may, I will say this however, that while I have 
done considerable Interdenominational Sunday school work 
yet I believe I remember with mc^t plea^'ure the work I have 
tried to do in our own denomination. I particularly prize 
the memory that I happened to be the first president of the 
National Brethren Sunday School Association, with Brother 
A. D. Gnagey as the first secretary. And I also prize the 
memory of my work as superintendent of the Organized 
Adult Class Department during which time the number of 
organized classes registered in our own association went be- 
yond the 200 mark. 

I feel sure I will not be misunderstood in these few lines 
I have written. To be sure I am interested. I certainly 
agree with Mrs. Wisner that the Brethren church ought to 
have some representation in this great convention. And I 
further agree that Brethren Sunday schools can easily pro- 
vide the way if they are so minded. And beyond that point 
I say, let God's will and the will of the majority prevail. If 
some other man goes he is assured beforehand of my hearty 
God-speed, and he can even borrow my old black traveling 
bag if he Avants it. I know just how that traveling bag be- 
haves on land for I have seen it put under almost every con- 
dition and circumstance; but I can't say what it might do 
do when out on the Pacific. 

Ashland, Ohio. 



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NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



KEPORT OF THE CHRISTIAN WORKERS' 
CONFERENCE OF SOUTHERN CALI- 
FORNIA BRETHREN CHURCHES 

(Continued from last week) 

To create interest in missions, have photo- 
graphs of our missionaries. Use posters. Get 
I)eople to read missionary stories for "Infor- 
mation is Inspiration." It seemed to be the 
concensus of opinion that wherever it was 
possible, it was wise to have a General Mis- 
sionary Society, instead of a Woman's Mis- 
sionary Society, as the men need the instruc- 
tion, and would be glad of the opportunity to 
profit by hearing the programs. 

Wednesday afternoon : Miss Leta Hixon of 
La Verne gave a paper on "The Value of 
the Expert Class," which was full of good 
suggestions. This expert class is a class in 
Christian Endeavor methods, instructing the 
officers and committees in the duties that de- 
volve upon them, and how to perform them. 
Each worker needs more knowledge in order 
to be an efficient workman. 

Following this, Sister Lillie Monroe, of the 
Compton Avenue church of Los Angeles, gave 
an excellent paper on the ' ' Primary Depart- 
ment. " She first stated that the Primary De- 
partment includes all children from birth to 
nine years old, covering the cradle roll and 
Beginners ' Department, emphasizing the fol- 
lowing points: "Have competent superintend- 
ents, who should keep in close touch with each 
baby until it is old enough to go into the Be- 
ginners' Department. This often results in 
bringing the mother, and, possibly, the whole 
family, into the church. The Beginners' De- 
partment should have good teachers and help- 
ers, who will teach the word of God by story, 
and picture, but always teach the word. Have 
a goal and work toward it. In the Primary 
Department, still teach the word.. Often by 
story and picture, but do not read a story — 
always tell it, and again whatever you do 
teach the word. Have prayer and reverence, 
but avoid long prayers. Avoid, rather than 
correct, confusion. Kewards are all right, but 
do not hire the children." 

Here Brother Broad asked us to sing the 
chorus of the Irish version of "Happy Day," 
which we did heartily, as follows: 

"Happy, night, happy night, when Jesus 

washed my black heart white, 
He taught me how to sing and shout, and live 

for Jesus out and out, 
Happy night, happy night, when Jesus 

washed my black heart white." 

Brother Bauman of Long Beach next gave 
a helpful talk on "The Need and Value of a 
Missionary Society in each church." He said 
one might as well speak of the need of money 
to run a bank. The church is, or, at least, 
should be, a missionary society itself. Her 
work is pre-eminently missionary. Christ has 
committed unto us the work of reconciliation. 
If the church itself is not missionary, then 
her missionary, society is the most important 
of all her auxiliaries, even including the pray- 
er meeting. The sole business of the church 
is to give the gospel to the sons of men, and 
the program God gave her is found in Mat- 
thew 28, 19 and 20, and Acts 15, giving 
Christ's last command, followed by the direct 
leading of the Holy Spirit. Different organi- 
zations or departments give opportunity to 
train experts, but all have the same goal^ 
"Go ye, and take the Gospel." 

Sisters Kimmel and Jennings gave messages 
in song at different times during the confer- 
ence, and Sister Runyan whistled beautifully 
some of the favorite hymns. 

Brother Bauman read a letter from Mr. 
Ralph Smith of the Bilde House of Los An- 
geles, whose work is to furnish Spanish 
Bibles, Testaments, Go.spels and Tracts for 
I,atin America. This work is conducted strict- 
ly on a faith basis. The Los Angeles Bible 



House is ready to furnish supplies for our 
Auto Evangelistic Work in South America, 
and we need $500.00 worth of such supplies. 
Brother Bauman knew where $250.00 of this 
money would come from providing the South- 
ern California churches would furnish the 
other $250.00. It was voted that the confer- 
ence accept the challenge. On motion of 
Brother H. V. Wall, it was voted that the 
Long Beach church pay one-half of this 
amount ($125.00), and the other four churches 
of the conference not mission churches pay, 
the other $125.00. Brother Bauman further 
stated that the South American Auto work 
would now require regular Bible and tract 
fund. Right here, the conference welcomed 
and extended its courtesies to Brothers Mc- 
Bride and Krieghbaum, who just arrived from 
Dayton, Ohio — in the celebrated "Ocean to 
Ocean" Bauman Ford. 

Wednesday evening we were to have had 
Mr. Burrows of the Bolivia Indian Mission of 
South America to speak to us, but owing to 
an accident on the Pacific Electric Road, he 
did not arrive, so by urgent request, Brother 
Bauman gave us a good message from Mat- 
thew 5:.^fi, "When He saw the Multitudes, He 
was Moved with Compassion." He said in 
part: "Men may have a definite part in for- 
eign missions while staying in the homeland, 
if that is God's will for them. There is very 
necessary work of prayer and giving for every 
one who will have a part. The workers on the 
firing line must be supported by prayer and 
money. The pitiful cry from heathen who 
have heard just a word of a God of Love, 
pleading for someone to teach them the way 
of God, was what caused the speaker to ' ' lift 
up his eyes and look on the fields," and such 
a look never fails to awaken interest in mis- 
sionary needs and possibilities. We need to 
Christianize China, so that in years to come 
China can send missionaries to the United 
States. We can take a lesson from China's 
stand on the tobacco question. When men 
pray as they should, they will soon learn to 
pay as they should. The great problem before 
the missionary advance of the Brethren church 
is a flesh and blood problem. The Lord of the 
harvest needs laborers. We must pray out the 
$1,000.00 necessary to outfit Miss Charlotte 
Hillegas to Africa. 

Brother Jennings followed with an evange- 
listic sermon on "The Deity of Jesus Christ." 
This sermon has been published in the Evan- 
gelist, so we will not report it, but before be- 
ginning his sermon he gave a few suggestions 
that will be helpful to our Sunday school and 
Christian Endeavor workmen: Jesus Christ 
must be the central figure in all Sunday school 
and Christian Endeavor work. Christ on the 
cross makes the supreme effort to bring men 
into oneness with the Father. Sunday school 
and Christian Endeavor workers should stand 
together in their work for the one object of 
teaching the way of salvation. 

Thursday morning, at 9:45, Brother Broad 
opened the meeting with devotional exercises. 

At ten 'clock Sister Clark of Long Beach 
brought a splendid message on "How to Hold 
the Interest of the Christian Endeavor so- 
ciety. " She said the Christian Endeavor so- 
ciety touches the spiritual lives of our boys 
and girls, but the world is bidding high for 
young lives, and there are many devices to 
tempt young feet. Eph. 6:10-18 sets forth 
the only, equipment that makes any life safe 
from the wiles of the enemy of souls. It is 
simply folly to even try to hold young people 
in the church by social life. The greatest 
problem is not of boys and girls, but of right 
leaders for them. 'The leaders of the Chris- 
tian Endeavorer and the superintendents of 
the Intermediates and Juniors should be spir- 
it-filled leader.s — those who will hold up high 
standards. The young people will not have 
ideals or visions higher than their leaders 
have. If the young people are held in tlie 



Christian Endeavor or church by worldly 
amusements, we have not held them to any- 
thing worthy. If we hold them at all, let .us 
hold them to spiritual things. Our part as 
leaders, is to teach them the word of God, 
making plain to them the great fundamental 
truths of the Deity of Jesus Christ, the Blood 
Atonement, his bodily resurrection, his com- 
ing again. These truths, properly presented, 
will interest and hold young people. One 
great source of helpfulness is the opportunity 
of the leader of getting the young people, in- 
dividually, into his or her home, and getting 
into the deep channels of the heart life of 
young Christians. It is possible to have so- 
cial functions where Jesus Christ has pre-emi- 
nence. 

The next on the program was a talk by Sis- 
ter Grace P. Srack of Long Bea«h on "The 
School of Missions, ' ' but she had no notes, 
and as she was secretary of the conference, 
no one reported it, and so — it was breathed 
into the air, and fell to earth, we know not 
where — or what. 

Brother Sylvester Lowman spoke on ' ' The 
Temperance Department at Work. ' ' Brother 
Lowman is certainly awake on this question, 
and brought out many interesting facts, and 
some trite and suggestive stories. 

The first number on the program Thursday 
afternoon was a talk by Brother Broad on 
"Shall we Edit Our Own Christian Endeavor 
Topic Cards?" He opened with the query: 
' ■ Shall we feed our young people on such 
things as the National Christian Endeavor 
Topics suggest?" We need topics, the study 
of which means something in the lives of our 
young people. Shall we give them negative 
teaching? How is this for a topic for our 
boys and girls to study: "The world is being 
fused into one gi-eat Brotherhood." The Cali- 
fornia Christian Endeavor is known the world 
over as genuinely out and out for Christ. The 
best work of the Christian Endeavor societies 
is done in California. Where else can you find 
a great Christian Endeavor State Convention, 
where every worker on the platform is an out 
and out believer in the pre-millennial return 
of .lesus Christ? We want topics that bring 
out the great funda.mental doctrines and teach- 
ings of the Word, and we want a "Thus Saith 
the Lord. ' ' 

Brother Gulp of Whittier followed with a 
paper on "How to Finance God's Work — Give 
or Raise Money?" "He based his remarks on 
1 Corinthians 16:2, "Lay aside, as God hath 
prospered." How little Christendom is giving 
for the Ijord's business — how many know what 
percent? Listen — it is less than 2 percent. 
There is altogether too little preaching on 
tithing. If Israel under the law was asked 
to pay God one-tenth of their income, surely 
the church under grace cannot decently do 
less. Tithing began before the law was given, 
and it is still advocated in the New Testa- 
ment. Read Malachai 3:10, and note how 
God says, "You bring all the tithes in" — 
and, well you just see what he will do. But 
remember, if we pledge or vow, we should 
faithfuUy keep the vow. God will supply our 
every need, as he says in his word, but besides 
that, he will supply his need through us, his 
children, if we give him the opportunity. 

Next Sister Leona V. Kent of Long Beach 
very beautifully and effectively gave us the 
story of ' ' Aunt Emiline 's Might Box. ' ' 

On motion the conference voted to hold a 
AVorker's Conference once in three months, 
taking up the work of but one Department at 
each conference. The committee for the pres- 
ent conference was asked to arrange for the 
following conference in about three months, 
and it was suggested by Brother Bauman that 
as it would come shortly before Ea.ster, it 
should be missionary. 

On motion it was voted to .suggest to indi- 
vidual churches, that as near after the begin- 
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should set aside a day for a Dedicatory Ser- 
vice for newly elected officers and teachers in 
these departments. 

Thursday evening, after the devotional ex- 
ercises, Sister Eunyan beautifully whistled a 
favorite hymn. 

On motion a rising vote of thanks was given 
the Wliittier church for their gracious hospi- 
tality and many courtesies extended to all 
attending the conference. 

The moderator announced financial condi- 
tions as follows: 

Expenses, $i52.46 

Offerings So.fiO 

leaving a balance in the treasury of $3.14. 

Then Harold Cross, Los Angeles County 
Christian Endeavor President gave an excel- 
lent talk on strategic points in Christian En- 
deavor work. He said in part: "I love the 
Christian Endeavor because it is a vital part 
of the church of Jesus Christ. I love it be- 
cause of its motto, its pledge and its fellow- 
ship. I love it because of the Christ it 
brought into my, heart and lite. Why are 
there so many failures in the Christians' life? 
Just because they are not anchored in Christ, 
through understanding of his word. The very 
best things the world has to offer today are 
far away from Jesus Christ. The Sunday 
school work is the impression, and the Chris- 
tian Endeavor work is the expression. The 
Christian Endeavor should take more vital in- 
terest and active part in the evening service 
of the church. If parents would show as much 
sensible interest in the Christian life of their 
children as they do in worldly things, we 
would have a different crowd of young people. 
C. E. means living clean, clear cut lives, out 
and out for Jesus Christ. 

Brother Jennings followed with an evange- 
listic address on ' ' The Eed Letter Words of 
Our Lord" John 1: 1. We did not get an 
outline of this, but must mention one or two 
striking points in the address; viz., "What 
price do you put on your Bible? What if you 
could never see it again, nor ever be able to 
get another? God pity those who have time 
tor newspapers, magazines, and, worse yet, 
novels, but have no time to study the word 
of God — God's love letters to men and wo- 
men. ' ' 

On motion the conference adjourned. 

MRS. GRACE t. SRACK, 

Secretary. 

BANNER BENEVOLENCE OFFERING 

New Paris, Indiana, one of the small 
churches in this conference, with but about 
fifty active members, lifted an offering for the 
superannuated ministers amounting to $102.00. 
This is mighty fine and a good example for 
some of our larger churches. Let those 
churches all over the brotherhood who have 
not yet taken their offering for this worthy 
eau.se look at the New Paris example and try 
to measure up to it. Let us not hew to the 
line of 10 cents per member. We need and 
must have more money, than that standard will 
produce, so let the churches forget that part 
of it and give until it hurts for our aged vet- 
erans who surely are finding their lot very un- 
comfortable in these days of high prices. Good 
for New Paris! She has set her mark high. 
If all the rest of us do equally as well, last 
year 's total will shrink into insigniticance. 
Yours with, confidence in our people, 
H. E. ROSCOE, Secretary. 



COLLEGE NEWS 

The Board of College Trustees met two 
weeks ago with sixteen members present.. 
Some very important matters came up for 
consideration among which were the following 

The President's Repoi't 
Enrollment, in the Seminary, 40; 28 men, 12 

women. Last year, 34. In the College, 55; 

30 men, 25 women. Last year 48. Total in 

College and Seminary, 95. Music 71, Total, 

166. 

Spiritual State. This is very good, but of 
course not perfect. The religious organiza- 



tions are all active and a good interest is be- 
ing shown. There has been no case of ser- 
ious discipline so far this year. The self-gov- 
ernment at the hall has operated this year so 
far with unexpectedly favorable results. The 
spiritual state of no body of people is prob- 
ably, all it should be, but the young people 
here are uniformly high minded and serious. 
It is the constant aim to form and found 
Christian character in the students of the Col- 
lege and no effort has been spared in this di- 
rection. 

Advertismg. Counting in the matter that 
v.'ent out from Professor Hendriekson 's office, 
something over 12,000 pieces of mail have 
been sent out. Nearly every issue of the 
E\angelist has had some word from the col- 
lege and the president has been privileged to 
preach in fifteen Brethren churches and has 
attended six conferences in the brotherhood. 
This does not include many other such engage- 
ments outside of the church. 

Class Work. This is uniformly good but it 
must be borne in mind, that, when a student 
spends his whole afternoon at work in the 
city as many of our men do in order to sup- 
port themselves, serious inroads must be 
made upon what ought otherwise to be study 
hours. It is a matter of great satisfaction 
that so many of our young people are thus 
able to make their way through school, but it 
is not an unmixed blessing. 

Athletics. A reasonable program for the 
athletic interests of the school was provided 
for by the addition of a small incidental fee. 
This was proposed by the students themselves 
l)y petition. 

The Seminary. No change was made here 
either in the personnel or in the number of 
teachers. It was thought best to make no 
change in this department until the financial 
camijaign, to be noted later, were well under 
way when the courses will be increased in 
number and revised. Professor J. A. Garber 
will be relieved of some or all of his work 
until he is able to do some work on his own 
course, a matter that was made impossible by, 
press of work so far. He expects to enter 
some college this summer for degree work. 
Within a year his conditions will be removed. 
It is well to note there, that the professors in 
the seminary sometimes teach in the college, 
but the college teachers never do work in the 
seminary. Also that the board renewed its 
acquaintance with a minute of some ten 
years' standing to the effect that no one shall 
become a member of the faculty with less 
than a master '.? degree. 

•Professor Hendriekson offered his resigna- 
tion, as bursar of the college which was ac- 
cepted with great reluctance, but business in- 
terests call him elsewhere. Brother Martin 
Shively was invited to take up the work 
dropped by Professor Hendriekson. 

Professor A. C. Hendriekson. An Apprecia- 
tion. Mr. Andrew C. Hendriekson entered 
Ashland College some twelve years ago as a 
preparatory student. He moved here from 
North Dakota with his family and at once be- 
gan on his academic work. He took his A. B. 
from the college in due time and later his M. 
A. and still later spent a summer in Ohio 
State University in graduate work. He was, 
at different times, tutor, bookkeeper, field sec- 
retary, professor and business manager of the 
college. In all these positions lie was faith- 
ful and efficient. I doubt whether the church 
at large fully appreciates the splendid work 
done by Brother Hendriekson. During his fi- 
nancial campaign. Brother Beachler has time 
and time again expressed his great satisfaction 
with the way the college office handled its 
share. Students and faculty alike feel a dis- 
tinct loss in the removal of Mr. Hendriekson 
and family from Ashland. 

Financial. The proposed financial progi'am 
i.-3 sixfold, as follows: 

(1) The Coast Campaign. It is well known 
that Beachler closes his campaign in the east 
by early summer after which he will give his 
time to Waterloo. This leaves the Pacific 



coast unsolicited. A committee was appoin- 
ted to confer with the trustees of the coast 
in regards to the campaign there. This com- 
mittee will act in accordance with the best 
judgments of these trustees. 

(2) Campaign in the Cil^y and County. This 
was referred to a committee which will take 
up the matter very early. 

(3) Interchurchi World Canvass. A commit- 
tee has charge of this also. 

(4) Budgeting for the CoUege. It was 
thought that, now since the four year cam- 
paign is about over, the Committee of Fifteen 
which has in charge the proposed campaign for 
the next five years, should give some consider- 
ation to placing the college in this program. 
It will be recalled that one of the former 
goals was a permanent endowment for the 
college. Now that this is in some ways an ac- 
complished fact, it ought to be assigned an- 
other goal. A committee was charged with 
this responsibility, but the Committee of Fif- 
teen might .do well to have this in mind as 
they doubtless already have. 

(5) Campaign among Former Students. A 
committee is being formed to formulate plans 
to carry out such a campaign. It seems that 
the former students and friends, who have not 
been given an opportunity to give to their old 
college, ought to have such an opportunity of- 
fered them. Mr. A. H. Lichty has consented 
to take the chairmanship of such a committee 
and plans are under way to carry foi-ward this 
work with vigor. 

(6) Large Givers. There are some who 
have expressed themselves as willing to make 
a gift of considerable importance when the 
time is ripe. That time is now, and this fact 
ought to be presented to these friends. It 
ought to be known to all who have Ashland's 
interests at heart, that now is the time to do 
what is to be done for Ashland or her future 
will be exceedingly, doubtful. Ashland is 
standing at the forks of the road. Of this, 
there can not be the shadow of a doubt. 

The church must have it upon her heart for 
the ne.xt ten years as she has not had it with- 
in the past ten. These six are the only ave- 
nues which are open for money for the school 
and it was my plan that they should all be 
pressed with vigor within a year and brought 
to a culmination and thus see what we can do 
for Ashland. A short and vigorous campaign 
is the effective one. I would welcome sug- 
gestions and criticism. 

(7) Financial Report. Mr. Hendriekson 's 
report showed that the work can be closed this 
year without deficit. This is wholly desirable. 

These are the important points of the work 
of the board and I am sure that all will agree 
that they are all important. Other matters of 
minor place were also discussed which need 
not be mentioned here. The college asks a 
continuation of your interest and your pray- 
ers. EDWIN E. JACOBS. 



WASHINGTON, D. C. 

We have been exceedingly busy, and not 
having anything special to report, have re- 
mained silent for a period longer than usual. 
At present we are having much interference 
by reason of the recurrence of the ' ' flu. ' ' For 
several days the health department has re- 
ported an average of more than two hundred 
and fifty new cases daily for our city. This 
.itrange malady has not failed to visit sever- 
al members of our own family. My son's 
wife has been dangerously ill. In many in- 
stances whole families have been stricken at 
the same time. It is almost impossible to get 
help, and the hospitals are crowded. 

Since our last report six have been added by, 
baptism and three by letter, with two appli- 
cants awaiting baptism. An encouraging in- 
terest continues. This interest is manifested 
in part by attendance at the regular services 
and the Sunday school. The work is supported 
entirely by voluntary offerings which, I am 
pleased to say, continues to make a record in 
liberality, far beyond that of most churches, 
considering the membership. 



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THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



Our Sunday school is greatly hampered be- 
cause we lack rooms for the classes. We still 
believe that God will supply this great need. 
Will not others still join us in prayer to that 
end? 

A good brother recently offered to be one 
of ten thousand to give five dollars toward a 
new building for our church home in this 
city. Come ahead; we only need nine thou- 
sand nine hundred and ninety-nine more! 
That's all. 

Brother Beachler wonders why the Brethren 
churcli has been conspicuous for the absence of 
large gifts for its object and existence in the' 
world. I think I can answer the query. It 
is the lack of deep, heart conviction. Let me 
give a similar illustration. I will refer to my 
personal experience of years in this city. Why 
is it that so very many who have come here, 
representing our membership at large, have 
failed to report for actual service at head- 
quarters? Scarcely one out of five of those 
claiming to be members of the Brethren 
church, after reaching this city, have shown 
any real interest in the work. I am sorry to 
have to make this statement. What a record 
for whole (?) gospel people! 

It has been said of certain folks crossing 
the Rockies for the Pacific Coast that they 
left their religion on the east side somewhere. 
It looks to us sometimes as if the same rule 
obtains in traveling toward the Atlantic sea- 
board. The lure of the city, or something 
else, seems to prove too much of a test for 
the great majority. It will always be so 
where there is lacking that real heart and 
soul conviction and hunger. If I had the 
time and disposition to write in detail my full 
experience along this line, doubtless it would 
be as surprising to most people as it is hu- 
miliating to some of us. 

But I turn now to something brighter. I 
thank God that we have found some notable 
exceptions. I must be personal now. For the 
present I will name those who represent the 
class that we need in order to do constructive 
work. First, let me refer to Miss Voda Brew- 
er and Sister Mina, of Ashland, Oregon. We 
suffered a distinct loss when they had to 
leave us for their far-away home in the north- 
west. The same can be truthfully said with 
reference to our Sister Geneva Strode, (now 
Mrs. Akens), of Ashland, Ohio. And Miss 
Lulu Zartman, (now Mrs. Grossman), of 
Louisville, Ohio, although a member of an- 
other church, served faithfully and efficiently 
while with us, until the matrimonial call 
snatched her from our midst. And Miss Clara 
Eogers, the most recent loss we had to meet, 
who also responded to the hymeneal call and 
fled to Michigan. 

Next? Well, we '11 wait and see. 

Say, if any of our single sisters have not re- 
ceived a call of that kind, we suggest that 
you make a break at once for the First Breth- 
ren church of Washington, D. C. 

But my time is gone and I will give you a 

rest. I would gladly mention other names and 

speak of other experiences which possibly 

might afford food for thought, but for the 

present must desist. W. M. LYON. 

WABASH, INDIANA 

Well I have found myself one time more 
preaching the Gospel in old Indiana. I just 
closed a two weeks' meeting at New High- 
land, near Akron. Here I did my first work 
as pastor 22 years ago. The result of this 
meeting was three confessions and the prom- 
ise of another at the time of baptism. The 
church has an excellent class of middle aged 
men and women. The mission board should 
see to it that an experienced preacher is lo- 
cated there. 

From here I go to Dutehtown, a country 
church near Warsaw. This church is also pas- 
torless, which will make it more difficult to 
hold what is commonly called a successful 
meeting. Dutehtown was my first work by 
way of organization. 



Mrs. Flora is with me in my meetings. We 
will be returning to Canada about the first 
of April. There we have a church' federation 
called Christian Brethren. There are not 
enough people there of any one denomination 
to have worship and so all worship together. 
In view of some of the recent plans for inter- 
denominational activities we feel that we are 
quite up-to-date. Sometime ago some Congre- 
gational ministers attempted to organize a 
church of their own denomination, but the 
Christian Brethren turned them down on the 
ground that it would "cut too many out." 
We meet every spring to select a pastor and 
I have been selected continuously. To show 
their appreciation, as we were leaving for 
the winter, the entire congregation gathered 
in our home and presented us with a purse of 
money. B. H. FLORA. 



GRATIS, OHIO 

It has been some time since any report has 
found its way to the columns of the Evange- 
list. We may not have a flattering report but 
we feel it is one worth while. We held our 
revival in December, commenced with a com- 
munion service which was well attended and 
a splendid spirit as manifested. Our pastor, 
Eev. C. E. Beekley, did the preaching. Rev. 
Paul Wight of Eaton led the singing. With 
two strong men to lead us everything looked 
very good. But the weather was very unfav- 
orable and the third and last week Rev. Beek- 
ley was taken ill. Rev. Wight closed the 
meeting. Our hearts were made to rejoice to 
see three young ladies make confession of 
Christ. Through the good seed that was sown 
and prayers offered there will be many more 
to find their way to the foot, of the cross. 
During the meetings the members surprised 
Brother Beekley with a donation which was 
very much appreciated. Our Sunday school 
favored us with a very good entertainment at 
Chrrstmas time. Songs and illustrated songs 
were sung. Our Sunday school is moving 
along very nicely. January first is the day set 
to hold our annual business meeting. Our good 
pastor suggested we have an all-day meeting 
or home-coming. They came from the north, 
south, east and west. The forenoon was spent 
socially with a short program, after which 
dinner was served in the basement. A very 
good way to reach a man 's heart is through 
his stomach. One o 'clock found all ready for 
business — the King's business. 

We use the budget system which we found 
very satisfactory. A new one was made up 
for the new year. Harmony prevailed 
throughout the afternoon. All felt it was a 
day well spent. 

The mercury man was scheduled for here 
last Sunday. He was here on time; slid in 
and out; the mercury didn't seem to run right 
for William so he purchased some sausauge 
and left for Ashland. 

We had the pleasure of entertaining Miss 
M. Mae Smith our Woman's Missionary secre- 
tary. This was not only a treat for the wo- 
men but for the men as well, for she filled the 
pulpit on Sunday morning and did it very 
ably. We hope to have her with us again. She 
left some very good thought and suggestions 
for the W. M. S.. We have surely been 
blessed in the past year. Death has only 
claimed two of our members, and every boy 
that went to serve his country returned with- 
out a scratch. May the Father continue to 
bless us and all our sister churches in the new 
year, and we will give him all the praise. 
SALLIE ANDREWS. 



THE PITTSBURG ANNIVEESARY 

What joy comes from the realization of 
things we have striven for years to obtain. 
For a long time, the members and friends of 
the church have longed for the day when the 
mortgage would go up in smoke. 'Through the 
noble efforts of our beloved pastor, and the 
loyal support of friends and members of the 
church, the debt has been wiped out, and the 



mortgage burned. The week ending January 
23rd, has been the biggest and happiest week 
ever experienced in the history of the church. 
We celebrated our thirtieth anniversary- 
Twelve years ago last December our much 
loved friend and brother, Rev. Henry Wise, 
started out to reduce the debt on the church. 
It seemed as though the church doors would 
have to be closed, and the building sold. But 
our faithful brother and elder, traveled for 
more than two years, both summer and winter, 
soliciting funds to save the Brethren church 
of Pittsburgh. More than once when sore 
in body and heart, Brother Wise raised the 
question in his own mind, whether God really 
expected it of him or of any other man, to go 
through the things he experienced on the can- 
vass. But he would ever think of the group 
of Godly people back in Pittsburgh, who were 
worthy of his best efforts, — and he would 
again take heart, and plod on. Perhaps none 
of us realize how much he has done, and to 
him we owe a debt of gratitude that can 
never be repaid. 

After his noble efforts, little had been'done 
to reduce the debt until our present pastor, 
Rev. H. M. Harloy came, five years ago. He 
has worked nobly, and we rejoice with him in 
the joy of knowing that we worship in a 
house clear of debt. 

The two great events coming together — the 
30th Anniversary, and the clearing off of the 
indebtedness — it was thought fitting that we 
celebrate with several special services. So on 
Wednesday evening, January 21st, the first an- 
niversary service consisted of special music, a 
historical sketch read by one of the charter 
members. Brother I. C. Wilcox, and a sermon 
by Brother A. D. Gnagey of Ashland, Ohio. It- 
was a privilege, as well as a pleasure, to lis- 
ten to one of our former pastors, as he 
preached a soul-stirring sermon on the subject, 
"The Supremacy of Christianity." He dealt 
with the three supreme things, The Supreme 
Book, The Supreme Being and The Supreme 
Institution. I'm sure we all wont away with 
a stronger desire to serve Christ and his 
church, in a larger and a better way. 

On Thursday evening, January 22d, a very 
fine musical and literary program was ren- 
dered. The program was made up of vocal 
and instrumental solos and duets, aad read- 
ings. 

The hearts of all were filled with joy when 
we gathered together on Friday evening, Jan- 
uary 23rd, to celebrate the anniversary prop- 
er. After a short opening exercise, Brother 
Wise made some, very fitting remarks, remin- 
iscent and otherwise. Then letters were read 
from several former pastors of the church, 
Brethren Hall, Darling, Koontz and N. W. 
Jennings. It brought much joy to hear from 
these friends and to know that they were re- 
joicing with us. We were very glad to have 
with us on this occasion, beside Brother Wise, 
four of the thirteen original organizers of the 
church, Mr. and Mrs. D. K. Bole, now of 
Johnstown, and Sisters Nettie and Belle Rey 
nolds. Brother Ira C. Wilcox, with the four 
original organizers, gave us five of the twen- 
ty-seven charter members. Brother Myers, 
who so faithfully served us several monthsj 
was also with us. We heard a few words from 
each of these, besides others who have done 
much during more recent years to help bring 
the church to the place that she enjoys today. 
Then came the happy event. Brother Wise 
held the mortgage, and surrounded by the five 
charter members, together with Sister Anna 
Bole, in memoiy of Brother D. J. Bole, Mother 
King, our oldest member, put the match to 
the mortgage. As it went up in flames, every- 
body sang, "Praise God From Whom aU 
Blessings Flow. ' ' And surely, never a hap- ' 
pier throng of people sang praises to God, who 
is the giver of every good and perfect gift. 
The rest of the evening was spent in social 
fellowship, and everybody enjoyed themselves 
immensely, better than 175 being present at 
this service. A very refreshing plate lunch 
was served, as the treat of the Men's Bible 
Class. 



THE BRETHREN EVANGELIST 



PAGE 15 



We owe much, to our pastor. Let us stand 
by him faithfully, as he labors so ardently in 
the work of the Master. Most of all, let us 
keep our eyes on Christ, and strive daily to 
make our lives and our church more like he 
would have them. 

MISS ISABELLE WILCOX. 



COEINTH CHURCH, AT TWELVE MILE, 
INDIANA 

We are still at the same old stand and try- 
ing to bring honor and glory to the name of 
our Lord and Master. Here we have a loyal 
people. The church is not going by leaps and 
bounds but is moving along at a steady gait. 
The situation of the church handicaps us 
when the weather gets bad. We began our 
meetings there in December but on account of 
the weather we were compelled to close after 
a week's meetings. The roads were almost 
impassable. There were no accessions to the 
church and our meetings were postponed in- 
definitely and prospects are not bright be- 
cause of the re-appearance of the dreaded 
" flu " which is raging in that vicinity. We 
have not been able to accomplish as much as 
we would have liked to do on this field, but 
we feel that all was done that could have been 
done. The community is well churched and 
we cannot expect great things. Here too it 
has been a pleasure to work with the church 
and there is a fine spirit of co-operation on the 
part of all. Santa Glaus did not forget us 
here. He believes in keeping us warm for he 
brought us a beautiful comfort and sweater 
which we prize very highly. We are trying to 
stress the Pour Year Program for we want to 
have part in the victory jubilee and are look- 
ing forward to the conference at Winona as 
the biggest and best the church has ever had. 
We ask the brethren to bear us up to the 
throne of grace, that we may be able to do 
a greater work for our Master. 

LOREE, INDlAi^TA 

In November Brother A. T. Wirick held us 
a good meeting which was a great help to us 
in many ways. He gave us some fine sermons 
which were very instructive and were enjoyed 
by all. People came from a distance to hear 
the old time Gospel and good crowds were 
there to greet the speaker each evening. This 
was about the fourth meeting that Brother 
Wirick has held at Loree and he has won a 
place in the hearts of this people. We feel 
that the church has been strengthened and all 
were made to feel< their responsibility as a 
church and their duty towards God and man. 
There were added to the church some very, 
substantial people, heads of families and 
young people that will soon be ready to take 
up the burdens of the church when others will 
lay them down. Nine came forward in the 
meetings, but we have baptized eleven and 
two more are yet to be baptized. Every de- 
partment of the church is moving along in 
fine shape. The W. M. S. and Sisterhood girls 
are reaching all their goals. The Sunday 
school under the leadership of Brother W. A. 
Shinn is doing fine work. Two classes of 
young people are in a contest which will 
come to a close Sunday, February 15. At 
present the young men are in the lead. We 
have a fine class of young folks here which 
speaks well for the church. 

We are now comfortably situated in the 
new parsonage at Loree, which has been re- 
modeled. These people certainly enjoy to make 
their pastor as comfortable as possible. They 
purchased a property last spring, consisting of 
a house and four acres of ground. So you will 
know where to find me after the blue birds 
come and weeds begin to grow. Then after 
remodeling the house, they, came to Bunker 
Hill with their wagons and sleds and moved 
us. Some of the good ladies had cleaned the 
house and some came and helped us to get 
things in shape to live. Then one evening 
about 175 of ouj friends paid us an unex- 
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much appreciated. 

Our work is not all smooth sailing, we feel 
some difficulties, but God has blessed our la- 
bors together as pastor and people and to him 
we give all the praise. We set our goal for 
attendance on Rally Day at three hundred and 
went over the top with three hundred and 
one. C. A. STEWART. 



CQLIEGS 
t^SDO'VUSHT 



CAMPAIGN NOTES 

This time I am prepared to report that the 
mercury had reached the $140,000 mark. It 
seems to have been a long, hard pull to reach 
that place; but I am hoping the $150,000 mark 
will be reached more quickly and with greater 
ease. If we could induce our people with 
large means to talk endowment in terms of 
$2,500, or $5,000, or $10,000 like folks do in 
other denominations, it would speed up the 
old mercury very substantially. But you know 
it is one thing to say in words that our faith 
and our practice and our denomination are the 
nearest right, but it is quite another thing 
to say it in real dollars. Talk is always cheap- 
er than money. But after all isn't it surpris- 
ing to see how some people do lay out their 
money to promote their faith which, we say, 
is shot full of error? I was in a small town 
recently in which, during my stay, three men 
in an ordinary sized congregation of another 
denomination laid out $5,000 each for the next 
five years as their part in the Forward Move- 
ment of their respective denomination. We 
say that denomination is in error in its form 
of baptism and some other things. Now this 
is what I have to say on that point. Maybe 
I don't split hairs and draw fine, sharp lines 
like some people, but if "error" causes peo- 
people to open their pocketbooks like that in 
the promotion of their denominations, thpn I 
think the Brethren church could stand a little 
more "error." 

Pleasant Hill was the last field canvassed. 
Sickness over the state of Ohio is holding me 
up completely. I had a .delightful visit at 
Pleasant Hill and the results are very gratify- 
ing. I have held two meetings in this church 
during past years and I feel that I have here 
many close friends. This congregation has 
been without a pastor for some time and nat- 
urally I found the people very hungry for some 
preaching. Brother Sylvester Lowman will 
take charge here this spring and his people are 
anxiously awaiting his arrival. 

This is the home congregation of the Busi- 
ness Manager of our Publishing House, Broth- 
er R. R. Teeter. It was also a former charge 
of our Editor, Brother Baer. So our Publish- 
ing House awaited with considerable interest 
the outcome of the Pleasant Hill canvass. It 
was my privilege to preach to Brother Teeter 's 
mother at each service. Mother Teeter is high 
in the eighties, but she is of the loyal, faith- 
ful kind and bad weather did not keep her at 
home. 

At the time I write this the Pleasant Hill 
result is $1,775. This however is not final, for 
there are other members of this congregation 
who are staunch friends of the college yet to 
be heard from. If the finals do not exceed by 
considerable $2,000 I shall be keenly disap- 
pointed. This means a fine piece of work for 
Pleasant Hill and I can truly praise the good 
people who made this result possible. We had 
here one $500 gift, also one $200 gift.. We 
also had a very fine line of $100 and $50 gifts. 
And there was an uncommonly good response 
in smaller sums. The gifts from school teach- 
ers here, and the gift from at least one young 
man who is now in college were quite suffi- 
cient to make folks with their broad acres and 
fat bank accounts sit up and take notice. At 
this place as in many, many places, the Sunday 
school, and the W. M. S. both helped, also one 
organized class had a nice part in the good 
work. 

As for the hospitality of Pleasant HiU, there 
is none freer or better. The several Deeter 
homes, the Long homes, the Staub and Stout 
and Carey homes will linger long in my mem- 



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ory. Sincerest thanks to all of these goood 
people for their kindness. Brethren Long and 
Carey were the automobile men at this place. 
Brother Carey drove me on one of the most 
disagreeable days I have ridden in this entire 
campaign. The roads were more icy, and dan- 
gerous than I ever saw them before. And sleet 
on the wind shield made it necessary to have 
the ear open all day. As a result my good 
friend Carey went to bed the ne.xt day with 
grippe. I put up a little harder fight and 
went to bed several days later, but we both 
got to bed all right. Well I sure hope Carey 
is well again. It takes some real nerve to 
burn a man's gasoline, wear out his car, take 
his money, and then top it off with giving him 
grippe. I have seen some folks in the course 
of this campaign that I could have given the 
grippe with considerable pleasure, but Carey 
was not in that class. May God richly bless 
the Pleasant Hill people and may he grant 
unto them and the man who is soon to come 
among them a most fruitful sojourn together. 
I want to say two things briefly in conclu- 
sion : First, I am withholding a report which 
rounds out the even $140,000. And second, in 
the West Alexandria report the printer or 
somebody made me say that it was Brother 
Kinzie's "fortune" to get a second attack of 
me. That was a terrible blunder. I meant 
that it was his "misfortune" and that is dif- 
ferent. Since that report was written Alex- 
andria has gone beyond the $600 mark and is 
still going. Brother Kinzie like many, anoth- 
er of our pastors has done some fine followup 
work since I left. Sometimes I think folks 
are so glad I am gone that they hand the 
pastor "thank offerings." 

WM. H. BEACHLEE. 
Campaign Secretary. 



4 IMPOETANT NOTICE 

It may not be known to all the brotherhood 
that at the annual meeting of the Board of 
Trustees of Ashland College held the last 
week in January it was .decided to have the 
College join in the Interchurch World Move- 
ment in its financial drive in the spring. Sat- 
urday we received a telegram from Wm. Kolb, 
Jr., stating that arrangements had been com- 
pleted in New York so that any institution in 
the Brethren church that cares to do so may 
share in this movement. Full particulars will 
appear in the Evangelist next week. 

This movement was entered into partly to 
conserve the interests of the different organi- 
zations of the Brethren church during the 
time of this great financial drive nearing 
approach. No one is compelled to contribute, 
but many will do so, and their contributions 
would be lost to the Brethren church if this 
precautionary step had not been taken. But 
wait for Brother Kolb's report next week be- 
fore vou pass decision. 

E. E. TEETEE, Sec 'y- Board of Trustees. 



Business Manager's Corner 



OUT AT LAST 

After an unavoidable and greatly to be re- 
gretted delay the Brethren Annual and Eeport 
of the General Conference is off the press and 
all orders for the same have been filled. 

Our plans for getting out this Annual and 
Conference Minutes were to get them off the 
press in October or November; but the Good 
Book says, ' ' Man proposes, but God dis- 
poses, ' ' and our plans came to naught. When 
we bought our new building for the Publish- 
ing House and began moving in on the first of 
October we found that the moving and the loss 
of time on account of the inability to secure 
motors with which to run our presses in the 
new location would throw us back with our 
work at least one month. 

In fact it was not until last week that the 
last of our motors bought in September was 
set up and put into operation, so that for the 



first time since September we have been able 
to operate the plant in full force. 

We now have three cylinder presses and one 
jobber in operation so that we hope to soon 
catch up with all our work and then to get a 
little ahead with it so that no more delays 
need occur. 

We are mailing a few copies of the Annual 
and Conference Reports to practically all our 
pastors that have ever sold them for us in the 
past and we hope they will give us their as- 
sistance at this time. Last year the Publish- 
ing House lost about seventy-five dollars on 
the making of the Annual, and it is not done 
as a money-making project, but simply to 
serve the church in the preserving of Confer- 
ence Eecords and Annual Reports that this 
publication is gotten out each year, so we 
make bold to ask our pastora and congrega- 
tions to help make up the cost of the publica- 
tion of the reports and to buy or sell as many 
as possible at once. The price for single 
copies is twenty-five cents, in lots of one half- 
dozen or more twenty cents each. If we have 
failed to send a supply to any, pastor please 
let us know and we will forward as many, as 
you want immediately. 

Suaday School Literature 

We have the Sunday school literature for 
the next quarter well under way and we ex- 
pect to send out our new order blanks with 
the new price list very shortly. We have no 
apology to offer for much of the literature 
going out late last quarter, we have explained 
how our moving the plant made it impossible 
to do otherwise, but now we expect to be able 
to fill all orders in good time so that all 
schools may be able to receive their supplies 
in time to get them into the hands of their 
pupils before the beginning of next quarter. 

We will not say anything about the cam- 
paign for Evangelist subscriptions this week, 
but will save that for our next report in the 
Business Manager's Corner. 

R. R. TEETER, 
Business Manager. 



THE TIE THAT BINDS 



RAHN-MOLiL — At the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
Oliver Rahn, their daughter, Ethel, was unft- 
ed in marriage to Mr. Charles H. Moll of 
Shannon, lUinios. Just the two immediate 
families were present. After the ceremony 
promptly at 6 o'clock all sat down to a boun- 
teous wedding supper. The remainder of the 
evening was spent in a social maner. Both 
of the parties are most estimable young 
ipeople and have the best wishes of a host of 
friends. The bride is a member of the First 
Brethren church of Lanark. Ceremony by her 
pastor. B. T. BURNWORTH. 



IN THE SHADOW 



BURCHAM — Brother Leo Wesley Burcham 
passed out of this life January 15, 1920, aged 
25 years. At an early age he united with the 
Baptist church, but after coming to Clay City 
he formed a very close friendship with Broth- 
er G. W. Kinzie, under whose pastorate he 
united with the First Brethren church at 
Clay City, Indiana. Brother Leo was of a 
strong devotional nature: he loved his Bible 
and the association of Christian people. Dur- 
ing the last few months of his life he was 
stricken by tuberculosis and was deprived of 
his customary reg"Ular attendance at church 
services. He leaves a mother, two sisters and 
a brother to mourn their loss. The services 
were conducted by the undersigned at the 
Baptist church near Midland, Indiana. 

S. C. HENDERSON. 

GOSHORN — Mrs. B. F. Goshorn died at her 
home in Clay City, after a brief illness with 
pneumonia, January 16, 1920, aged 57 years, 4 
months and 25 days. She was married to 
Elder B. F. Goshorn, October 1, 1882. To this 
union were born two sons and three daugh- 
ters. The two sons preceding her in death 
seve;ral years. She is survived by her hus- 
band and three daughters also two sisters. At 
the age of 25 years she united "with the 
Church of the Brethi-en and has lived a de- 
voted Chiistian life. Since the erection of 
the Brethren church in Clay City, Mrs. Gosh- 
orn and her husband have been regular and 
active attendants. Mrs. Goshorn was a good 



woman and of an unselfish disposition and 
will be missed in the large circle of close 
friends and neighbors. The funeral services 
were held from the Clay City Brethren church 
conducted by the undersigned, assisted by 
Rev. Kelsey of the United Brethren church 
and Elder John Mitchell of the Church of 
the Brethren. 

S. C. HENDERSON. 

CROWL — Daniel Crowl departed this life at 
North Liberty, Indiana, January 19, 1920, aged 
28 years. He was a member of the Brethren 
church here. He left a companion and 3 
small children. Funeral services by the pas- 
tor. C. C. GRISSO. 

CROWl-^Helen Hardman Crowl, wife of 
Daniel Crowl, deceased, followed her husband 
to the spirit world after six days. She was 
a member of the Church of the Brethren un- 
til about five years ago she placed her mem- 
bership with the Brethren at North Liberty. 

She departed at the age of 25 years, leav- 
ing 3 small children. Funeral services by 
the family pastor on January 28. 

C. C. GRISSO. 

HOFFMAN — Sister Mayme Hoffman, daugh- 
ter of Brother and Sister Joseph Hoffman of 
Conemaugh. Sister Hoffman was a patient 
sufferer for many years and looked forward 
to the time of her release witn unquestioned 
faith in her Lord. She became a member of 
the church many years ago and when in 
health was a regular attendant at the church 
and Sunday school services. She was twenty- 
three years of age at the ti.me of her demise. 
Funeral services in the home conducted by 
the undersigned and Rev. Coleman of the 
Evangelical church. Interment in Headrick's 
cemetery, Jauary 24th. The prayers and sym- 
pathy of the church are extended to the loved 
ones in their loss and her gain, 

YEAGER — James E. Yeager, son of Brother 
and Sister Samuel E. Yeagei-, of Franklin, 
members of the Conemaugh church, died sud- 
denly January 23rd, 1920, at the parental 
home. He was buried in Headrick's cemetery. 
Funeral services by the writer. The sympa- 
thy and consolation of the brethren are ex- 
tended to the young parents in their bereave- 
ment. 

P. S. Both of the above funerals were con- 
ducted by the undersigned because of the 
sickness of the pastor, Brother Byers. 

G. H. JONES. 

MARdUEDANT — Mrs. George Marquedant, 
of Johnstown, :Pa., died January 27th, 1920, 
at her home. She expired after a long illness 
which ended in a stroke of paralysis. Sister 
Marquedant was the daughter of an old Dun- 
kard family. Brother John and Sister Sarah 
Brown of Jackson township, Cambria county. 
She was almost 76 years old at the time of 
her death. Services by the writer. Interment 
in the Brown Cemetery near Vinco, Pa. 

GEO. H. JONES, Pastor. 

DREW — Riley B .Drew, M. D., died at Eau 
Claire, Wis., December 28, 1919. Dr. Drew 
grew to manhood in the vicinity of Tiosa and 
his body was brought to the old home for 
burial. Services were held in the Brethren 
church on December 31, 1919, in charge of the 
pastor. C. C. GRISSO. 

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The Supreme Opportunity 

OF THE CHURCH 

TO ENLIST THE VIGOROUS LOYALTY 

OF A NEW GENERATION FOR 
■ THE BUILDING OF A NEW WORLD 

The vast majority of our foreign missionaries 
were brought to think seriously of Foreign Missions 
as a life work at the close of their high school course 
and were led to make the definite decision before the 
completion of their college course. 

Only as this opportanUy is improved can the charch 
hope to ha'oe an adequate supply of missionaries adequately 
equipped. - 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Marshalling the Forces — Editor, 2 

Editorial Keview, 3 

Another Chapter — Dr. Charles A. Bame, 4 

Efficiency in the Church — C. W. Yoder, 5 

Brethren and the Interchurch — \Vm. Kolb, Jr., 5 

Mirages of the Great War (Sermon) — Louis S. Bauman, 6 

The Overcoming Life — Mark B. Spacht, 9 

To the Sunday Schools of the Brotherhood ■ — B. T. Burnworth, ... 10 



On to Tokyo— Mollie Gans Griffin, 10 

Inspiration for your C. E. Work — M. A. Witter, 11 

Christian Endeavor Specials — Prof. J. A. Garber, 11 

Home Mission Notes — G. C. Carpenter, 12 

Great Student Volunteer Convention at Des Moines, Iowa — Clara 

J. Eaad, 12 

News from the Field, : . . 1^ 



ED ITORI AL 

Marshalling the Forces for An Intensive Evangelistic Campaign 



II CERTAIN PRE-ARRANGEMENTS 

(The second of a series of editorials on the above topic, consid- 
ered apropos to the present season of intensive evangelism and also 
the aim of many churches of leading up to an ingathering at Easter 
time). 

Thorough preparation is the secret on man's part of many a sur- 
prising success in evangelism, and on the other hand the lack of 
any adequate preparation has resulted in failure to secure the success 
that might have been confidently expected. By adequate prepara- 
tion by no means is meant the effort to work up a revival and bring 
about success through man 's power and organization with little 
dependence upon God. It rather means the endeavor to bring the 
whole church and the community as well into such a condition that 
will make it possible for the Word of God to have freest course in 
the hearts of men. It is no true preparation that does not take into 
account man's dependence on God. But it will be found to be a 
dead faith that does not realize that God has prescribed certain con- 
ditions to be complied with before he will pour out his blessings 
in abundant measure. The Lord enjoined thorough preparation on 
the part of the apostolic church before it should be baptized with 
mighty power for the saving of souls. And we are not warranted in 
expecting the blessing of God's power today in such measure as shall 
grip and convict many hearts and cause them to cry out, What 
must we do to be saved except after honest preparation? Nothing 
is more important on man 's part than that he be prepared and fit to 
receive God's power and to be used of God in the wielding of that 
power in the most effective way possible. 

In our preparation there are certain pre-arrangements that will 
be found worthy of our serious consideration, and to which the mar- 
shal must give careful attention before he shall be able to lead his 
forces in an evangelistic campaign. First, there must be a mobiliz- 
ing of all the forces of the church. All the members must be induced 
to leave everything else in a secondary place for the time and give 
themselves primarily and supremely to the one great task before 
them. If this is to be an intensive campaign, one that will help 
to flood the souls of men who have heretofore remained stubbornly 
grounded on the sand bars of the world and sweep them by a mighty 
effort out into the deep waters of God's love, it will require all the 
forces the church can muster. If ever, certainly at this time the 
interests of the Kingdom must be placed first by the entire church. 
Nothing should be allowed to interfere with their doing everything 
in their power to bring success. All social engagements, even those 
that are perfectly legitimate at other times, should be dispensed 
with during such a season of soul-saving. Community affairs should 



be avoided as much as possible. This can often be done by antici- 
pating them and planning accordingly. The work incident to the 
daily vocations of the members should be planned so as to afford 
the maximum of time for prayer, thought and effort in the interest 
of the campaign. Such co-operation cannot be expected of the mem- 
bers unless announcements are made and plans are laid far in ad- 
vance of the date for the campaign. But if such are done, nearly 
always with great unanimity the co-operation of the membership 
can be enlisted. Unless this can be secured, unless the campaign 
can be made the biggest and most important thing in all the world 
at that time, the largest possible success cannot be expected. 

Secondly, great care should be given to equipping the forces as 
thoroughly as possible before the battle has begun. Great revivals 
are not brought about by the efforts of a pastor, or an evangelist 
alone, or by the united efforts of the two merely, but by the united 
effort and hearty co-operation of pastor, evangelist and the whole 
church. Every member counts for success or failure. Therefore all 
should be equipped for the campaign. ^ They should be equipped 
with a sense of responsibility for the saving of men. They should 
be made to feel that they were saved to serve, and that the saving 
of men is at once their supreme duty and highest privilege. They 
must be mjado to feel their own unworthiness and need of prepara- 
tion for such agreat work. The soldier without discipline has little 
reason to expect victory, and nuich less right has the Christian to 
expect success in his infinitely, greater task without prei^aration. To 
feel the need of this preparation is the beginning of equipment. 
There must be also a strong faith in God. They must be led surely 
to believe that God's Word is true when it says that sin bringeth 
forth death, that man can escape from the slavery of sin only by the 
Ijower of the resurrected Christ and that God can be depended on to 
help, whenever we call upon him, to win men unto himself. They 
must be equipped with purity of heart. Whoever would know the 
power of God must himself first be clean. We cannot expect God to 
bles-s us with the saving of men when we are compromising with 
known sin. They must be equipped "with prayer; must have their 
quiet hours and spend much time in prayer. The life of the Chris- 
tian is from above, and when he, like the diver, plunges down into 
the ocean of sin in search of lost souls he must keep his connection 
unbroken. He cannot live apart from God. There must also be 
equipment in the use of the Bible. It mu.st be read for personal 
soul culture and studied with a view to presenting it to others. 
Christians who love and read their Bibles are the salt of the earth. 
No Christians ever became effective as personal workers who did not 
love and study their Bibles. The Bible is the sword of the Spirit 



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and it is important that every Christian should know how to use it 
skilfully. And with all this preparation there must be also taet. 
There is no blue-print or set of rules that will solve every problem 
that may arise in dealing with men. To have taet is simply, to be 
able to read human nature and to handle each individual according 
to his own peculiarities. Pray earnestly, oh marshaller of the forces 
of Christ, that there may be given to your soldiers insight into life 
and character, that their sympathies for all men may be quickened 
and that wisdom from on high may be given to them that they may 
deal wisely with every man. 

Third, when the forces have been gathered and equipped by ser- 
mons, prayer meeting talks on personal work and by individual sug- 
gestions, the organization of the forces for the battle is the next 
step in the pre-arrangements. The most effective work can often be 
done by dividing the forces into groups, as an army, is divided into 
companies, assigning to each group or class of workers the work for 
which they are best fitted. 8ome will be Sunday school teachere and 
will be able by their instruction to turn the thoughts of their schol- 
ars, who are not Christians to Jesus Christ and to press in a wise 
way his claims on every life. The teachere should be urged as a body 
to consider the wise use of their opportunities as of vital importance 
to the success of the campaign. They should prepare their lesson 
with the idea in mind of winning certain individuals for Christ, 
enter their classes with a prayer upon their hearts to that end and 
teach their lessons with that purpose in mind. Other members may 
be able to witness effectively at opportune times in public meetings 
or lead in prayer. But to witness effectively does not mean neces- 
sarily to be able to speak glibly, but to speak sincerely, briefly, and 
discreetly out of an up-to-date experience. And to pray with mov- 
ing effect, in such a way as to touch the hearts of people and to 
move to decisions, does not mean to use beautiful language necessar- 
ily, nor to make long prayers, but to pray briefly, to the point, with 
absolute sincerity and honesty and with a love that is akin to the 
compassion of Christ. Home may be counselled to write pei-sonal let- 
ters to friends seeking to win them to Christ. Here too, brevity and 
sincerity are cardinal points. Prayer groups may be formed where 
earnest workers may, continue steadfastly in prayer for the convic- 
tion of sinners and the empowering of their own lives. There is 
much need of the upper-rooom meetings in our church life today. 
Much strength is secured and great results arc accomplished by 
gathering in the Master's name for conference and prayer. Every 
one should be led to center his thoughts and prayer upon some in- 
dividual and importune until he has the joy of seeing that soul con- 
verted. Nearly every one may be led to feel a divine constraint laid 
upon him to lead some one to Christ. And there will be no one who 
cannot find some one whose life touches his own, and whom he ought 
now try to win. In these and many other ways, the church of Christ 
may be arranged and organized for the most effective battling for the 
rescuing of souls from the power of evil. No time or effort should 
be spared in these preliminaries, for when they are well done the 
Viattle is half won. 

EDITORIAL REVIEW ^^ 

Brother G. C. Carpenter's Home Mi.ssion News of this week will 
be of unusual interest. Some things he reports are cause for grati- 
tude and others are cause for more earnest prayer. 

The "Devotional" this week is by one of our young Ohio 
preachei-s not yet a year old in the ministry but he is going good 
^^■ork and proves himself a good writer. 

It is Brother Witter and Prof. Garber who give life to the Chris- 
tian EndCLavor page this week. No department is more interestingly 
maintained than is this' department. 

If there is any one who rejoices more than others besides the 
pastor and resident members over the Pittsburgh success, it is Brother 
Wise. Eead his'report of the Pittsburgh .lubilee. 

Dr. Bame calls for a ' ' speeding up ' ' of the Four Year Program 
reports. Brother Bame intended this message for publication last 
week, but it arrived too late, for which we are sorry. But let every 
pastor co-operate by reporting now, if you have not already. Every 
church has received a report card through the District Directors. By 



this time it should have been in the hands of Director Bame. "Now 
then do it." 

Brother C. W. Yoder, who writes on Chureli Efficiency is the 
secretary of the Mid-West conference and a layman who is generally 
valuable. We hope he will write again. We shall appreciate contrib- 
uations from more of our talented laymen. 

Brother C. C. Grisso reports from the evangelist's point of view 
the very successful meeting which was recently held at Center Chapel, 
Indiana. It was not a new field to Brother Grisso as he was at one 
time pastor of this wide-awake country church. Brother Kenneth 
Eonk, the pastor, had everything in readiness for a successful meet- 
ing, and the results fully warranted the preparation made. 

Brother S. C. Henderson and his faithful co-workers at Clay 
City, Indiana, are pushing ahead in the various lines of church work. 
The Brethren Evangelist is now going into every home of the parish. 
We congratulate Clay City on their achievement and we hope they 
will find their investment to be abundantlty worth while. The pastor 
was recently surprised by the members supplying him with a young 
grocery store. 

We are glad to hear Brother Belote "tooting his horn," as he 
expresses it, for he does not toot it any too often and when he does, 
it gives forth a note of progress. Brother Bell's meeting in the Can- 
ton church was successful in spite of the hindrances which that city 
presents. Brother Belote has been doing some splendid constructive 
work at that place during the past four years. Now he announces 
that he is to take charge of the Uniontown church in Pennsylvania, 
which he served very successfully some years ago. 

If there is any class of people we are more anxious to enlist as 
writers for the Evangelist it is the young people. For if we can 
train the coming generation to be a generation of writers the Breth- 
ren church of the future will be assured of a still more valuable paper 
than that which is made possible by this generation. Consequently 
we are always pleased when our college students as well as young 
people elsewhere, get into print. Miss Baad gives us a very inter- 
esting report of the Des Moines Convention. Every one should read 
it. 

President .Jacobs' "College News" have a number of things of 
special interest this week, among which are the recognition Ashland 
College receives from Harvard University and the other the mention 
of a farewell reception held in honor of Brother Beachler who is soon 
to take up his work as pastor at Waterloo. Brother Beachler has per- 
formed a great service for Ashland College^ whose trustees at their 
recent meeting conferred upon him the degi'ee of Doctor of Divinity. 
It is an honor worthily bestowed and in which the brotherhood gen- 
erally will concur. 

Our campaign secretary reports endowment pledges this week 
from two of our Ohio mission points. It would not be expected that 
they should come up to the standard set by strongly established 
churches and there is no reason to be disapjiointed in the records of 
these two churches — Mansfield and Rittman. It is fine to see the 
small and weak churches lifting their portion of the load of the gen- 
eral church along with the large and strong churches. There are 
some very loyal brethren at these Eittman and Mansfield churches. 

Those who have received a number of Dr. Tombaugh's booklets 
to sell may sell same for 20 cents each and remit the entire amount 
or sell them for 25 cents and keep the nickel for their trouble and 
to pay postage. We have made the price just as low as possible in 
order to encourage a wide sale. Those who have not sent in an order, 
we suggest that you write for a dozen and turn them over to some 
Sunday, school class to sell. Those having books to sell, kindly re- 
mit as soon as possible. Anyone wishing just one copy will receive 
same for 25 cents postpaid. 

Brother Bell's report of the Hamlin, Kansas, campaign brings to 
our attention one of our small pastorless churches that affords an 
opportunity for some servant of God to expend their very best ener- 
gies and resources. There are a number of such throughout the 
brotherhood and wherever there is any possibility of giving them a 
life and turning the tide for a renewal of former enthusiasm and activ- 
ity and the building of a greater church, wisdom would certainly point 
to the rendering of such help. But these pastorless churches must 
await an adequate ministry and an adequate ministry awaits among 
other things an adequate salary. 



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FOUR-YEAR PROGRAM PAGE 

rsrOW THEIV do it II Samuel 3: IS 

Conducted by Charles A. Batne 



Another Chapter 



I sliould guess that it is about time for another chapter 
ia my writiugs for the dear people who really try to keep 
posted on this program. However one can write no better 
in a case like this than the churches and pastors will allow 
him to write. I do love to chronicle progress and I am glad 
that I can do so. I am glad that I can assure you that the 
church is really making an effort to make this a VICTORY 
YEAR. I hear about it, and note it in the reports of the cor- 
respondents of the churches and I am glad to hear of pas- 
tors who are making a fine rush for the final goal at Win- 
ona Lake in September. Do you remember the old Gospel 
hymn, 

"What a gathering that will be!" 
I do not wish to be sacrilegious, but really, I do feel that 
we can look forward to this fall and say ' ' What a gathering 
that will be!" with a good deal of pride and adulation. It 
will be wonderful that we shall have found out a method of 
getting us somewhere and to help us to sense, in some small 
way, at least, our possibilities and our abilities. Had we un- 
dertaken any one of the several thiags our PROGRAM has 
accomplished, separately, it would have doubtless been as 
hard to reach the goal as it has been to reach many at the 
same time. 

Reports Are Coming 

About the 20th of January, I sent out the cards for the 
mid-winter report, and I am glad to tell you that they are 
looking like victory. Of course that is a good look. But we 
shall be surprised at the number of Gold Star churches we 
shall have when it is all over. "G" means gained and there 
are a lot of " G 's, " I tell you. I have tried hard to fill the 
small niche the program called for as to this page and this 
is the first time that I have had a chance to look the cards 
"in the face" as they came from all the districts. I am 
finding out a good many things that will make interesting- 
information, too, I dare say. 

Only 51 at That 

Out of a possible 200, I have but 51 reports and less 
than half a month till the time has expired. Now, one mail 
is plenty of time for all the rest to come in, but I do want 
to say that one week or less is all the time you can hope to 
claim after this reaches you till you will be marked "tar- 
dy. ' ' Many of the large churches have not yet reported and 
no censure is coming for they have still 15 days, but after 
you see this, you, my fellow-pastor wHl have to ' ' get a move 
on," if you do not come under the line, "tardy." I hope 
that you shall not have forgotten. There will be no further 
urgings nor appeals. If you do not come across on this 
with a stamped returnable card to send to me, we shall not 
expect to get word from you at any rate. You remember 
the request for the return of these cards was for the First 
of March. Let them come swiftly and there will be no more 
trouble. Let's make this look like a Victory Year by the 
pi'omptitude of our responses. The card says, 
"Be Prompt; Be Particular." 

But already, we have had more than one mistake. One 
card is returned without a name or address or name of a 
church. Who is it from and why did they thus report when 
it can not be counted? Well, they did not so mean it. They 
were good on promptness but poor on carefulness. Before 
I am through with this "call" which I have undertaken 
myself, I shall have learned some of the trials and tribula- 
tions of the District Directors. They have been "good and 
faithful" bunch of fellows and great credit will be given 
them at the Jubilee, this fall. . If anyone calls them any- 



thing but good fellows, they will get into trouble with the 
General Director. 

"For a Time Like This" 

How wonderful that we got this Program started jusi 
when we did. In a very magnificent way, our church has 
begun to find itself and to sense its place in the big world 
of which it is a part. Of course that is not to say that i1 
never did before. But coming out of the "Swaddling 
clothes" of its youth, she can do bigger and better things. 
Yet, when we read of the wonderful things that the church 
is daring to undertake and of the big things we shall have 
to do in the immediate future not to be lost as the "needle 
in the haystack," we can see how God in all his goodness 
■was only training us for the day that is coming. By these 
small doings, he has made us ready for the big demands that 
the times will put upon us in order to be Avorthy of our 
place as a denomination. With our foreign tex'ritory already 
allotted to another denommation and with the home country 
surveyed as never before and Avith the terrible frown of a 
rmited Protestantism against the forming of new churches 
in places they may think already overchurched, we shall 
need more money than ever before and more recruits. If 
we can not produce them, the husbandman will say, "take 
away that he seemeth to have." "Beachler's work is about 
done, ' ' says someone ; well, if it is, another will need to take 
it i;p. We shall not be done with giving to Ashland College 
as long as we have it. Each new day brings its needs and 
will as long as time shall last, and if Beachler quits the 
field of activity, as we hope he may — that of soliciting — it 
will be because another takes it up or because we have re- 
ligion or good sense of stewardship enough to go on Avith 
the Avork he so Avell and nobly carried forAvard. Just this 
minute, I thrcAv myself back in my chair and cast a glance 
up at a motto on my study Avail Avliich says, 

' ' The Avorld is not yet made ; do your share today. ' ' 
How true is this of everything Avith Avhich Ave haA'c to do ! 
This program, this church of Avhich Ave are members is not 
yet made. It is yet in the full bloom of youth, just where 
it takes money and sacrifice to bring it through college and 
all the sicloiesses of youth. We liaA^e really undertaken 
something in this program and are noAV conscious of our 
strength and vitality and so, in every great task before us, 
Ave need to prove the Avorld 's need of us by Avhat Ave are Avill- 
ing to do for ourselves. 

The Next Effort 

It Avould seem to be a bit early to forecast Avhat the next 
shall be. But Ave can not ignore it, seeing Ave have already 
a committee Avorking on it. Seriously the brainy men of 
our church are looking at the next task for our church. But 
says one, is it not ever the same task ? Yes, and no. It is ' 
the same task of properly carrying out the last command of 
our risen Lord. But the Four Year Program has certainly 
proven that avc do not go at the task as Avell unless Ave set 
for ourselves, certain Avell-defined tasks or goals. The more 
nearly Ave can sense the need, the more surely Ave shall try 
to do our Avork. It is a case of life and death. Unless our 
church shall eagerly and seriously set herself to the task of 
church extension, Ave may as well measure our years and size 
right now. Our church can never become a AA^orth-Avhile 
one unless Ave shall begin right noAv to try to capture strate- 
gic places. If the mothers Avill not consecrate their sons and 
daughters to this holy cause ; if the fathers Avill not set apart 
the Lord's share of their income, Ave shall be still counting 
our adherents in thousands or less when the Lord comes. 



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Preachei's, missionaries, money — these are the necessary 
wherewithal that must be next. Not as we have been doing, 
either. Determined, systematic, consecrated effort must be 
put forth and he who works out a plan that will set the im- 
mense resources of the Brethren church loose on an unsaved 
world, will be its great benefactor. 

The World Needs Brethren 
Selfishness of a type never before known — selfishness 



that profiteers in foodstuffs when babies are starving; in 
clothes when the poor are shivering ; in coal when the world's 
sick are more numeroiis than ever — calls for the brother 
spirit and calls so loud that I trust the Brethren everywhere 
may hear it as a call from God to go forth with their story 
of tinselfish brotherhood known only when and where the 
gospel of the Son of God is really lived. The world's need is 
our opportunity. BAME. 



GENER AL AR TICLES 

Efficiency In the Church. By c. w. Yoder 



The efficiency of a church depends on a number of fac- 
tors. The old idea that if the members of a church met for 
worship it was about all that should be required of them is 
becoming obsolete. Present day Christians should recognize 
that training and the development of the spiritual life are 
imperative if the church is to solve the problems and meet 
the responsibilities that lie before it. 

. This training should begin early in the life of the 
child. The writer knows one man who is spending his life 
on the foreign field, whose mother, before he was born, had 
dedicated him to the service of the Lord. Some parents 
magnify the size of the dollar in the presence of their chil- 
dren until it shuts oirt the view of the whole world. Others 
magnify the importance of reaching the topmost I'ung in the 
ladder of fame, until their children, like the Kaiser, Avould 
be willing to drench the Avorld in blood to gratify their am- 
bition. While all too few magnify the life of service as an 
ideal for their children. 

Fortunate is the church which has a consecrated lead- 
er, who tuiderstands child psychology; Avho can interpret 
the great truths of the Bible in story form, for the little 
tots; who can so mould their expanding lives that member- 
ship in the church and service for it comes as the most 
natural thing in the world. Or, one who can get next to the 
heart of the boys, Avho can so present the great characters of 
the Bible that they shall be heroes for the boys, and who 
can interpret the Sunday school lesson in terms of the 
school room, the ball game, or the watermelon patch, so that 
they may translate the Sunday teaching into their daily 
lives. It is a principle of psychology that only as good im- 
pulses and new ideals are translated into action do they 
become an asset of value in resisting a future temptation 
or in raising one to a higher plane. 

All the members of the church should be given an op- 



portunity to participate in the activities of the church. A 
church in which ninety-five percent of the work of the 
church is performed by five percent of the members is not 
giving proper attention to the training of its members. One 
member may be willing to perform a dozen tasks, but the 
improvement in morale, the increased interest in the work of 
the church, the development of latent talent, the spirit of 
co-operation and the ability to do team work that would re- 
sult from an equitable distribution of tasks is of infinitely 
more vahie to the church than any advantage that might 
come from having a few people do all the work. 

The church should serve the community in which it is 
located. A survey of most any community will reveal a sur- 
prisingly large number of families who make no pretense of 
attending church services, and whose children never hear 
the name of Jesus except in cursing. Are the white chil- 
dren of America as deser^dng as the black children of Af- 
rica! A large number of these neglected families can be 
reached if a proper effort is made. A few years ago a union 
Sunday school was organized in an abandoned country 
church, and a special effort was made to reach the twenty 
families were enrolled, the attendance had reached eighty- 
school. By the end of the second year all but four of these 
families Avere enrolled, the attendance had reahced eighty- 
five, Avith forty-five in the primary department and eighteen 
members of the school had united with some church. Is it 
worth while to try to do anything Avith a bunch of renters ? 

When the armies of the allies Avei-e trained and had 
learned to co-operate and to co-ordinate their efforts the 
cause of the Kaiser Avas doomed. Yfhen the members of the 
churches have been trained for service and have learned to 
co-operate and to co-ordinate their efforts the poAver of the 
church Avill be irresistible. 

Morrill, Kansas. 



Brethren and the Interchurch. By wm. Koib, jr. 



In general the Interchurch Movement should have the 
enthusiastic co-operation of all Christian people, because it 
is an effort to comply in the largest possible Avay Avith the 
Master's great commmission of MattheAv 28:19 and 20, and 
to this end haA'-e undertaken a surA'ey of the Avorld 's mission- 
ary needs, and the enlistment co-operatiA^ely of Christians 
everyAvhere in an effort to supply these needs. 

The backbone is missions, home and foreign, Avorld 
evangelization, all other activities are supplemental and in-/ 
cidental. / 

Specifically, selfishly perhaps, the co-operation of Breth-S 
ren should be accorded because of the opportunity afforded( 
for enlarged usefulness and for arousing om-selves to a real- ^ 
ization of our tasks and responsibilities Avith respect to our / 
church and its A^arioiis actiAdties and their necessities, and 
because of the financial advantages. Doubtless there are 
some among us lukcAvarm toAvard the project, due to lack of 
information or misinformation. I Avas formerly one of these. 
The project does not attempt in any way to supplant the de- 
nominations or interfere Avith their actiAdties but to provide 



a means for their improA-ement and enlargement. 

There is no element of compulsion of any nature con- 
]iected AAdth the movement and all are Avholly free to co-op- 
evate or not as may seem best, but arrangements have been 
effected that avUI enable all Brethren, either as churches 
boards dr individuals, to help in the Avork and enjoy the 
benefits of this year's financial campaign, if they so elect. 
_ At a meeting January 1st, at Ashland, members of the 
Foreign Missionary Board, Home Missionary Board, Col- 
lege Trustees, Publication Company, Board of Benevolence, 
Women's Missionary Society, Five Year Program Commit- 
tee and officers of Conference, it Avas resoh-ed after careful 
consideration, to be the sense of the assembly, though not 
Avholly unanimous, that boards desiring to participate should 
be free to do so and that Ave enter into the spirit and pro- 
gram of the movement so far as consistent Avith our denom- 
inational genius and identity. 

Subsequently at a meeting of the College Tru'=tees Jan- 
uary _ 30th it Avas decided to co-operate on behalf of the col- 
lege in the financial drive and to assist in the general under- 



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writing of the project. Our various other intei'est.s not meet- 
ing until Conference liave taken no official action but in 
order to make it possible for the church to become a recog- 
nized feati;re, particularly in the financial drive, arrange- 
ments have been effected making it possible for Brethren 
contributors to designate for our various activities, including 
not only the educational but all other interests. The sub- 
scription blanks are not yet ready but they will provide op- 
portunity as above. 

The financial campaign plans provide for two groups of 
contributions; class (a), those specified for a particiilar ob- 
ject, and class (b), those undesignated. The (a) group fund 
is to be payable directly to the participating churches as 
specified. From the (b) group fund, after expenses are paid, 
a pro rata division is to be made in proportion to the amounts 
collected from the (a) group. It is apparent that there is 
every incentive to have the (a) group subscriptions as large 
as possible. The (b) group fund may possibly provide con- 
siderable additional money, depending upon the net results 
It is confidently expected this will be very considerable. 

What do Brethren say to my proposal of the following 
tentative budget for this year's drive? 

$75,000.00 for Education. For necessary addition to 
plant, buildings and equipment and enlarged faculty. Re- 
quired if we are going to count ourselv.es among the col- 
leges. 

$40,000.00 for Foreign Missions. For maintenance and 
extension of our present missionary efforts. We will need 
to enlarge our vision. It. has been too small. Our African 
effort especially is particularly appealing to the Interchurch. 
Our South American work also could be made a really large 
missionary center if we get the vision and act. We are in two 
strategic fields but Ave should occupy them. 

$40,000.00 for Home Missions, including National and 
State. It is appalling to realize the unoccupied portions of 
the United States, vast sections not even churched. 

$20,000.00 for Publishing interests for payment of new 
plant and enlargement of our work here. 

$10,000.00 for Women's Societies, Women's Missionaiy 
Societies and Sisterhood Societies, for missions, educational 
13 rejects, etc. 



$15,000.00 for Old Folks Home, toward necessary erec- 
tion and equipment for a home for old people. 

Perhap s ^hjs woul d do as a ste jj^in thejght direfition. 
It is only about the price of a newspaper per day, per mem- 
ber. Our boards can fix up a real budget hereafter, but if 
all our people will get enthusiastically under a project of 
this sort there will be a rebirth spiritually and financially in 
our affairs. 

As to the plan of operation, the ITnited Simultaneous 
Campaign is set to begin Sunday, April 25th, and will end 
Sunday, May 2nd. This work is to be done through the local 
churches wherever possible, and solicitors provided Avheve 
this is not practical. Details here are yet unsettled. It is 
hoped that the time from now until April 25th will be used 
for preparations and publicity, and that the campaign shall 
not be started before April 25th, but shall be united and 
simultaneous within the dates given. All pastors and others 
should in the meantime, avail themselves of the opportunities 
that will come through Interchurch conferences the coimtry 
over. I believe all drives for money should be delayed until 
April 25th, to take advantage of the enthusiasm of the cam- 
paign and the possible participation in division of undesig- 
nated funds. 

Should any of our members or churches be not ready as 
yet to participate fully in the Interchurch Movement, at 
least our financial campaign could be made in the period 
April 25th to May 3rd, and the question of more complete 
co-operation be decided later. 

I have through personal conferences and correspondence 
been keeping in touch with the Interchurch Movement, and 
have come to be considered a point of contact between them 
and the Brethren church and expect to report from time to 
time through the Evangelist, items of interest. We are fully 
recognized but it remains for lis to make the most of our 
opportunities. 

If there are questions in the minds of any that I can 
clear up I would be glad to receive inquiries. I Avould be 
thankful also for expressions of co-operation or criticisms or 
suggestions, in order that all may have the fullest possible 
information. 

915 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 



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Mirages of the Great War. By Louis S. Bauman 

TEXT: "They speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord."— Jer. 23:16. 



Himian nature changeth not. It is the same today as 
it was when the mighty Demosthenes of Israel cried out : 
"This is a rebellious people, lying children, children that 
will not hear the law of the Lord : which say to the seers. 
See not ; and to the prophets. Prophesy not unto us right 
things, speak imto us smooth things, prophesy deceits" 
(Isaiah 30:9). The carnal man, forgetting that the Lord 
hath said, '"Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and 
maketh flesh his arm" (Jer. 17:5), still has a great deal of 
confidence in his own ability to bring great things and right 
things to pass. Even when he runs amuck, and sees disas- 
ter and death staj-ing him in the face, ostrich-like, he sticks 
his head into the shifting sands, shuts his eyes against his 
doom, and remains an optimist to the end. In the carnal 
heart, pride and vainglojy are always present; and the man 
in whose breast it beats would rather haA'e "smooth things" 
spoken into his ear, even though those things be "deceits," 
than to have "right things" spoken against him. How much 
of this we saw during the recent world-war! Mighty men 
of renown went over the land, and stood in the pulpits of 
our churches, telling us what glorious things would come 
forth put of the agony of the struggle in Europe, They re- 



fused to hear the "sure word of prophecy, whereunto ye do 
well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a 
dark place, until the day dawn" (II Pet. 1 :19), and prepared 
to speak "a vision out of their own heai-t, and not out of 
the mouth of the Lord." It is now dawning on some, who 
do not persist in wilful blindness that these good men Avere 
victims of mirages; or, as Jehovah Himself put it, "a false ■ 
vision and divination, and a thing of naught, and the deceit 
of their heart" (Jer. 14:14). 

They spoke their vision of a race of supermen that Avere 
to come forth out of this war. But, it was a "vision of their 
own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord." We 
Avere told that on the battlefields, amidst carnage and death, 
men Avere to at last discover the highest instinct of the soul, 
— strength, courage, nobility, ungrudging service, infinite 
tenderness, . compassion, generosity, the supremacy of the 
spirit the purest instances of friendship and humanity, — 

"There, near-appearing, the dream that stood far off in 

times of peace;' 
Ijovc Avithout bond, Ioa'c compassing friend and enemy alike ; 
Unselfish love, a flash of the ideal; 
Love of h\imanity — the Brotherhood of Man!" 



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We have now waited until those men, those supermen to be, 
have about all retui-ned to us. Valiant, manly fellows, — yes ! 
For us they faced death, and our gratitude belongs to them 
in every way it can be shown. But how like the rest of us 
they still are ! In vain we look to discover the supermen to 
be! 

A very popular and patriotic pastor in our own city 
made a great hit with the carnal man during the war by say- 
ing : "When our boys, best men on earth, come home after 
this war is over, you are going to find them, as a class, in- 
finitely ahead of you in knowledge of the Bible and there- 
fore in the virtues and stamina that count. * * * When he 
oomes back, God bless him and keep him, he may come back 
with his cards and his tobacco, but he will come back with 
something he never had before, a practical reading know- 
ledge of the Bible, a positive good that will infinitely out- 
weigh all the negative evils. * * * Worry for yourselves 
I'ather, even though you never smoke, for tlie sorry contrast 
Avith him Avhen he comes marching home, Bible-wise." They 
came marching home with "their cards and their tobacco," 
all right. The War Department states that ninety-five per- 
cent of the A. E. F. men use tobacco, and that its use has 
greatly increased since the signing of the armistice. The 
substinence division A\-as still purchasing six months after 
the war, 425,000,000 of the "little white coffin-nails" month- 
ly, besides 20,000,000 cigars. The "coffin-nails" are in evi- 
dence, but we look in vain for that ' 'practical reading know- 
ledg'e of the Bible." Some one was the victim of a mirage — 
some one spoke "a vision of his own heart, and not out of 
the mouth of the Lord." Had this man spoken his vision 
out of the mouth of the Loi'd, he would not have claimed 
for war, what naught but regeneration can do. On all sides 
now, we see professedly Christian forces making frantic ef- 
forts to save our youth from degradation and enslavement 
by the great god Nicotine, who gave him assistance and con- 
doned his acts diiring the war. Moreover, some of these 
very workers stood ready to stigmatize as "Pro-German" 
those who dared to lift their voices against this great slaver 
during the war. 

They spoke a vision of a world into which the spirit of 
self-sacrifice would be born as a result of the great war. In 
vain we look for the reality of their dream. It was "a vision 
of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord" 
who has said, "In the last days perilous times shall come. 
For men shall be lovers of their own selves" II Tim. 3:1, 2). 
Probably the world has never seen the selfishness of the 
human heart made so manifest as now. Some weeks ago. in 
an address in Kansas City, Governor Allen, of Kansas, said : 
"The actions of some business interests seem to indicate that 
they are trying to make up with their greedy profits -what 
they gave out during the war to aid the cause. Human 
greed in this country during the past six months is unparal- 
leled. " One of the greatest problems, if not the greatest 
problem confronted by our statesmen today is the problem 
of cui'bing the profiteers. Scathing and telling are the lines 
addressed to that human hog we call a profiteei-, by a sol- 
dier, Major Guy M. Kindersley: 

"We died in our millions to serve it, the cause that you told 

us was ours. 
We stood waist-deep in the trenches, we battled ivith hell 

and its powers ; 
Broken and shattered and helpless, we rotted by land and hj 

sea, 
For the dream you held before us, the dream of a Freedom 

to be. 

"And you? You have gathered your millions; you have 

lined your pockets Avith pelf. 
You have talked of the Rights of Nations, while you Avor- 

shiped the rights of self; 
Your lands are dunged with our lifeblood, your houses are 

built Avith our bones. 
Your temples (and Avould you could hear them) a,re filled 

with ow children's moans. ' 



"Do you think Ave shall rise and smite you? Fear not! You 

shall garner your gain. 
And Ave ? Will you give us our freedom, just those Avho have 

not been slain? 
No, the tale is the same as ever, and the world Avill go on as 

before. 
Our sons Avill he fooled and blinded, as our fathers Avere of 

yore. 

"Fooled though we have been by your hirelings — you knoAV 

that Ave fought for a lie — 
We've fathomed a truth that you see not, but one you must 

learn Avhen you die. 
That silver and gold and raiment are things of but little 

Avorth, 
For LoA^e is the heir of the ages, and the meek shall inherit 

the earth." 

And so, in vaiii do Ave look the Avorld over to find the 
effectual Avorking of the spirit of self-sacrifice that Avas born 
of the Avar. If it can be shoAA-n that men liaA'e learned to 
give as they never gave before, it can also be shoAvn that 
the samp men have learned to take as they ncA-er took be- 
fore. Men Avill still have to turn their eyes to Cah'ary, 
I'athcT' than to the battlefields of France to learn the mean- 
ing of true sacrifice. War breeds hate and not love. War 
takes but does not give. War is the highAvayman of the 
nations. "AVar is hell," and nothing good has CA'er come 
from it that might not have been attained by nobler meth- 
ods. God may "make the Avrath of man to praise him." He 
can make the Ioa'c of man to praise him more. 

They spoke to us their Adsion of a new and better relig- 
ion that Avas to come forth from the travail of this Avar. But, 
they sjjoke "the A'ision of their oAvn heart, and not out of the 
mouth of the Lord." One of the leading clei'gymen of the 
nation made the statement: "Out' men and the fighting men 
of Britain and PVance are laying the foundation now for 
the great religion of the future on both sides of the water." 
One of the most brilliant I'eligious journalists of our day, 
Avriting from across the .'^eas, gave us some clue as to what 
sort of a religion this "I'eligion of the future might be. He 
Avrote : "A really startling radicalism perA^ades the thinking 
of the armies, of the chaplains, and of the Y. M. C. A. AA'ork- 
ers who have been long AAdth the troops. * * * Nobody cares 
a cootie for 'orthodoxy.' Old usages and old creeds said to 
have succumbed 1o the U-boats oi' some other force, on the 
Avay over. All things, from the very existence of a Supreme 
Being to the right of the church to exist, have had to face 
the challenge of this ncAv, emancipated, free-thinking Avar- 
mind. " The armistice Avas signed a year ago, noAV, and Ave 
still are Avatching for the rise of this "I'eligion of the fu- 
ture" that cares not "a cootie for 'orthodoxj^' " Avhich the 
boys Avere to have brought back Avith them. While it is 
fashioning itself into a tangible thing, some of us Avill still 
remain on the job of preaching the old-fashioned "go.spe] of 
Christ; for it is the poAver of God unto salvation to CA'ery 
one that belicAeth; to the Jcav first, and also to the Greek" 
(Rom. 1:16). We fear that we shall Avait in A'ain for the 
coming of a substitute of that old-fashioned Gospel able to 
shoAV forth "the power of God unto sah'ation." We are be- 
ginning to fear that the "religion of the future" so confi- 
dently expected to lead man to his golden dream is but a 
mirage. 

They spoke to us their vision of the death of war as the, 
sure result of the great World War. Confidently they told 
us to giA'e our money to buy cannon and poAvder and shot to 
bloAv the war-god from the face of the earth for all time. The 
A'ision Avas certainly "a Adsion of their own heart and not 
out of the mouth of the Lord." More than tAvo-score of 
Avars have been going on CA'er since the armistice of the 
great World War Avas signed at Versailles. NoA^^ one year 
hence the future never looked more stormy. As this is 
being Avritten, the LTnited States is about to appeal to Mars 
as the only god that can settle her troubles Avith Mexico. 
The premiers of Europe are holding once more their secret 



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conferences in groups here and there, forming once more 
their secret treaties and suspicious alliances, while the poor 
"League of Nations" hovers between life and death, gasp- 
ing for breath. The men who make war their business are 
already figuring hard upon the next war. We are assured 
that they are preparuig cannon that will shoot with deadly 
accuracy for forty miles ; poison gas that Avill penetrate wool 
and leather, and one drop of which, falling on the foot Avill 
destroy it, and one Avhiff into the lungs will kill; explosive 
shells that ■will dig a hole in which a fair-sized sky-scraper 
can be buried, and kill every human being for five miles 
around ; submarines that will travel five thousand miles, and 
throw a shell that will snuff out every life in a great city 
by asphyxiation; deadly disease germs of cholera and men- 
ingitis that will pollute with death great lakes and mighty 
rivers, etc. And as they plan these things, and call for mil- 
itary training in our public schools to teach our children 
how to use these implements of death and hell, we are sure- 
ly made to feel that the prophecies of men who ignored 
the "sure word of prophecy" have proven to be pipe-dreams 
indeed. Surely, the day seems yet afar off when "men 
shall learn war no more." 

When will men learn that war, that old-time appeal to 
brute force, never settles anything ; and most of all, it does 
not settle war. Rather, it begets war. Who does not know 
that the great World AVar of 1914 was born of the Franco- 
Prussian War of 18701 And God alone knows how many 
terrible struggles of the future, if our Lord shall tarry, are 
to be born of the great World War of 1914. You may wia 
and shout your victory, but victory does not prove the 
righteousness of your cause. Aaron Burr was victor over 
Alexander Hamilton, but it did not prove the righteousness 
of the cause of Burr. It only proved him a more deadly 
shot. 

A scientist, writing recently, in "The Journal of Her- 
edity," states that man has fought his way upward for 
millions of years, and that "It is natural then that every 
human being should have an inborn disposition to war, that 
once it has been aroused by the appropriate stimuli, the 
impulse of war is stronger than the desire to live. * * * 
Militarists have long recognized this fact and made the most 
of it. The fighting mstinct being the strongest that men pos- 
sess, militarists think that it is Utopian to talk of supi^ressing 
it. So far as the immediate future is concerned, this is cer- 
tainly true." We are far from endorsing the statement that 
' ' man has fought his way upward for millions of years ' ' and 
attributing man's "fighting instinct" to that fact; but, we 
dare say that this scientist understands man's true nature 
better than many prophets who have prophesied ' ' a vision of 
their o^vn heai't" during the past five years. So long as 
man's nature remains unchanged by the miracle of Divine 
grace, just so long he will appeal to the power of the brute 
within him when he believes himself to be the victim of 
some wrong, fancied or otherwise. And all your "Leagues 
of Peace" and enactments of law will fail simply because 
they fail to change the selfish, self-centered heart of man 
into a loving and self-forgetful one. 

Moreover, one of the outstanding facts of the diplom- 
acy of 1919 is, that is a diplomacy that has ignored the 
mighty God of nations. In the great ' ' Peace Treaty of "Ver- 
sailles" with its engrafted "League of Nations," not by the 
slightest breath was any recognition given to the mighty 
God who happens to have a plan of his own for this earth he 
made. And so long as man plans ^nd refuses to recognize 
God and his plan, just so long is man's supremest effort fore- 
doomed to failure. There was a mighty world ruler once 
upon a time, Nebuchadnezzar, by name, whose pride lifted up 
his heart so high that he was above taking notice whatever 
of the God of Israel. One day, God's patience was tried to 
the limit, and Nebuchadnezzar "was driven from the sons of 
men ; * * * and his dwelling was with the wild asses, and 
they fed him with grass like oxen, * * *till he knew that 
the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men, and that 



he appointeth over it whomsoever he will" (Dan. 5:21). 
The men who sat at the Peace Council of Versailles seem to 
have been as forgetful as Nebuchadnezzar. May the grace 
of God spare them and their nations from the mighty Ne- 
buchadnezzar 's fate. 

Had the prophets, who, after a "vision of their own 
heart," told us that the World War would be the death of 
war, — had they spoken their vision out of the mouth of the 
Lord," men would know the truth, that man's eternal dream 
of a day when the war-cry shall no more be heard in the 
land, when every cannon shall be spiked, and every battle- 
flag furled ; when ' ' the sword shall be beaten into the plow- 
share and the spear into the pruning hook,"- — that dream 
will only be realized when the Prince of Peace shall come 
back from the heaven into which he went away, and ' ' shall 
speak peace unto the nations" (Zech. 9:10). There will 
never be peace without the coming of the Prince of Peace. 
Let the effect of that declaration be what it may, the mouth 
of the omniscient God who sees the end from the beginning 
hath spoken it. It is not until the "People shall go and say, 
Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to 
the house of the God of Jacob," and "out of Zion shall go 
forth the law,- and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem, 
and he shall judge among the nations," that "they shall beat 
their swords into plowshares and their spears uito pruning 
hooks : nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither 
shall they learn war any more" (Isa. 2:3, 4). It is not un- 
til Jesus Christ shall sit "upon the throne of David, and 
upon his kingdom, to order it," that it shall be truly said, 
"Of peace there shall be no end" (Isa. 9:7). Had they 
spoken of their vision "out of the mouth of the Lord," they 
would not have placed so much confidence in the flesh (cf. 
Phils. 3:3), and would have confessed that "Nation shall 
rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom : and there 
shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers 
places" (Matt. 24:7), and "great tribulation, such as was 
not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor 
ever shall be" (Matt. 24:21), up until the very hour that 
"they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of 
heaven with power and great glory" (Matt. 24:30). Why 
permit the uncertain desires, born of the pride and vamgiory 
of the flesh, to deceive us and turn us away from "the sure 
word of prophecy." It is better to prophesy "right things" 
than "smooth things." It may hurt our human pride, but 
man's civilization that ignores God's purposes and plans set 
forth in his eternal word, is doomed to a terrible collapse. 
God's civilization alone shall endure. And God's civiliza- 
tion shall be built only when man shall have learned that he 
has been created to work together with God, and always 
according to the eterpal plan of which God alone is Archi- 
tect. The way to man's peace lies in walking with God, and 
building in harmony with the eternal purposes of God. When 
will he learn it? 

As a matter of fact, it is not to be expected that the 
unregenerate man will ever learn it. For, it is written, 
"The carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not sub- 
ject to the law of God, neither indeed can be" (Rom. 8:7). 
Therefore, for a world that remains unregenerate, Ave can 
have no hope. For it, our only expectation is judgment. 
Beyond that day of judgment lies our hope of a tearless 
paradise restored. Let us cherish no fool's dream of a par- 
adise in an unregenerate Avorld, born of the efforts of the 
unregenerate arm of flesh. Let us rather look for the cer- 
tain fulfillment of "the sure word of prophecy, whereunto 
ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in 
a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in 
your hearts" (II Peter 1:19). 

The "sure word of prophecy" reveals the "vision out of 
the mouth of the Lord." It reveals a great religious feder- 
ation, the "great harlot" of Revelation 17, that shall arise 
and dominate "the beast," Avho is none other than the Anti- 
Christ that shall come at the head of the political po-wers of 
te Avorld. The hour is coming, and seems even to be upon 

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OUR DEVOTIONAL 

The Overcoming Life. By Mark b. Spacht 

OUR SCRIPTURE 

Forwhatsoever is born of God overcometh the Avorld; 
and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our 
faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that be- 
lieveth that Jesus is the Son of God (1 John 5 :4, 5) ? Ye are 
of God, little children, and have overcome them; because 
greater is he that is in you, 'than he that is in the world. 
- (1 John 4 :4) . These things I have spoken unto you, that in 
me ye might have peace. In the AA^orld ye shall have trilju- 
lation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world 
(John 16:33). Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil 
with good (Eomans 12:21). And Caleb stilled the people be- 
fore Moses, and said, Let us go up at once and possess it; 
for we are well able to overcome it" (Numbers 13:30. See 
also Rev. 2:7, 11, 17, 26; Rev. 3:5,12, 21, and 21:7). 
OUR MEDITATIONS 

When a great battle is being fought we anxiously wait 
to learn Avho the victors are. Our lives are the battle- 
grounds on which the forces of darkness are ever attempting 
to overcome the forces of light. In the first of the above 
scriptures we have our starting point in the fight that shall 
give us the victory over the world. When I speak of the 
overcoming life, I am speaking to persons who have experi- 
enced the saving power of Jesus' blood. I would not, for a 
moment, think of talking to an unconverted man about ovei*- 
coming the world. He might just as well throw himself into 
the rapids at Niagara thinking to block the onward rush of 
that seething mass of turbulent water, as to try to overcome 
the "powei's of darkness" withoiit Jesus Chri.st. 

How easy it is to bear our burdens and to meet the trials 
and temptations of the tempter, if we will only let Jesus im- 
reservedly share them with us. I know Paul must have ex- 
perienced the happiness of the overcoming life when he 
wrote to the saints at Philippi: "I can do all things through 
Christ who strengtheneth .me. " Blessed is he who realizes 
and has experienced the truth of John's words when he 
says, "Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the 
world." Let us ever keep in mind that, no matter what the 
enemy is thet seeks to overpower us, or Mdience he is, wheth- 
er he be from within or" from without, Jesus is more power- 
ful, and gladly sustains us in our faith and gives us the vic- 
tory. He is the only one who has conquered this world, and 
it is through that life that we may be called conquerors. 

Adam was tempted by Satan in the Garden of Eden. 
Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness. The differ- 
ence between the two is this: the first Adam was overcome 
by the tempter, the second Adam overcame the tempter. And 
that is the question that comes ringing into our ears today : 
Am I overcoming the world, or is the world overcoming me ? 
Think seriously aboiit these questions. Am I more amiable 
today than I was a year ago? Am I seeking to cultivate a 
sweeter disposition towards those with whom I labor and as- 
sociate? Am I offending less as the days go by? Am I less 
covetous of worldly wealth and honor; more zealous for 
celestial treasures? Am I more faithful in church services 
today than I was yesterday? Do I have more of love and fel- 
lowship for my fellowman; less of jealousy and hate? In 
fact, do I let Jesus have his way with me ? If we can answer 
these questions in the affirmative, surely we are. overcoming 
the world ; if we can not answer thus, the world is overcom- 
ing us. 

The church today needs men of the type of .Joshua and 
Caleb. Men who know they are riarht, and. knowinff. will 
stand for the Christ in face of opposition. Men who will not 
comnromise with evil. Men who are willing to go the second 
mile for Jesus. 

T would like to call your attention yet to the eight 



promises to the overcomer as found in Revelation. First, ■ 
' ' To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life 
which is in the midst of the paradise of God. ' ' No half-way 
enjoyment for that person. The promise is that he shall be 
in the midst of things eternal. 

Second. "He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the 
second death." There is no death for the true disciple. For 
him the giving up of this life is the beginning of an eternal 
habitation in heaven. 

Third. "To him that overcometh will I give to eat of 
the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and in 
the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth save 
him that receiveth it." 

Fourth. "He that overcometh and keepeth my works 
unto the end, I will give power over the nations ; and he shall 
rule them, etc." I believe God has us in training here, and 
if we can not overcome, we are not fit to be kings and priests 
over there. I don't know where the kingdoms are. That 
isn't of much importance — just so we are ready for service 
when he calls. 

Fifth. "He that overcometh the same shall be clothed 
in white raiment ; and I will not blot out his name out of 
the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Fath- 
er and before his angels." He that overcometh shall have 
friends in heaven. Jesus will be there to proclaim him be- 
fore God and the angels. 

Sixth. "Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in 
the temple of my God, and he shall go no moiC oirt; and I 
will write upon him the name of my God and the name of 
the city of my God, which is the New Jerusalem, which com- 
eth down out of heaven from my God; and I will write upon 
him my new name." How wonderful it is when God calls 
us his OAA'n. I think he looks down smilingly upon us and 
says: "Those are my soldiers. They are overcoming for 
me." 

Seventh. "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit 
with me in my throne even as I overcame and am set do'wn 
with my Father in his throne." What a happy time that 
will be. Only a short time to overcome, and then all eter- 
nity to live with Jesus. 

Now the last one, and it indeed shows the fulness of 
God's love. "He that overcometh shall inherit all things; 
and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. "Oh! but are 
we not rich? We may not possess much of this world's 
wealth ,but if we are victors in the overcoming life, we are 
heirs to all heaven. 

OUR PRAYER 

Dear Father, we thank thee for thy wondrous love ; for 
the Son of thy love that came to dwell among us and showed 
us the beauty of the overcoming life. Help us, dear Father, 
to let him be our close Friend and Guide that we may be 
able to claim the blessed promises to him that overcometh. 
In his name. Amen. 

Williamstown, Ohio. 



Peace is the happy natural state of man ; v^ar his corrup- 
tion, his disgrace. — Thomson. 



The capacity to be religious does not guarantee that a 
man will be Jewish or Christian or Hebrew. — Religious Ed- 



MEETING THE ACID TEST 

John R. Mott once visited a college in Ceylon where he 
found a band of students so poor that sixteen of them occu- 
pied one room. Near the building was a garden where they 
spent their spare time cultivating bananas. When he in- 
quired, "What do you do with the money?" they took him 
to a shore and pointed him to an island off in the sea. "Two 
years ago," they said, "we sent one of our graduates there. 
He started a school and it has developed into a church. We 
are going to send him to another island this year." Their 
cook laid aside every tenth handful of rice that they might 
sell it, in order to have Christ preached more widely. 



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THE SUNDAY SCHOOL 



ALBEET TRENT 

General Secretary-Treasurer 

Johnstown, Pennsylvania 



To the Sunday Schools of the Brotherhood. By b. t. Burnworth 



In answer to the Waterloo proposal in a recent issue of 
the Evangelist, that the pastor of the Waterloo church, W. 
H. Beachler be sent to Tokyo, Japan, to the World Sunday 
School convention at the expense of all the schools of the 
brotherhood, ten cents per capita, may I respond thus : 

Because of the deep personal regard for Mrs. Wisner 
who makes the proposal and for the intimate friendship of 
their pastor and the pleasant relation that the writer has 
with the Waterloo church in general I almost feel that this 
letter might be interpreted as being personal. But it is not, 
for the whole bi-otherhood is at once included and involved. 
This fact at once eliminates the purely personal aspect. In 
open forum let me analyze the proposal. 

A. "The Brethren church should be represented at Tokyo. " 
This I only could accept under the most auspicious cir- 
cumstance. If there Avere not many other things of greater 
importance to us which are imminent and paramount I might 
concede the point. But with the life of our very chui'ch de- 
pending upon the endowment and saving of the college, with 
a proposal for a new building at A.shland needed badly, and 
as the president of the Life Recruits reminds us, we must 
have a fund whereby needy young men and women willing 
to do the work of the church but in need of trainhig may 
have it, and if practically every member of the faculty and 
pastor in the Brethren church did not need a larger salary, 
and if we could not get this report any other way than going 
-to Tokyo for it, and if it were not a hundred times better for 
all the Sunday school workers to have their churches and 
schools send them to a convention where they could all re- 
port and benefit rather than send one person such a great 
distance I might also be willing. 

B. "The real I'eason is that the war has changed things 
affecting the future of things." 

Have we not all been tempted to prophesy that Ave 
would have a new world after this war and have ^ve not been 
keenly disappointed? The Ignited States Senate seems un- 
changed. The soldiers that were going to return and teach 
lis what real i-eligion is by filling our churches and the im- 
portant offices, we have foimd almost universally speaking 
that they lost what religion they had and they now feel the 
Lord is under obligation to them and not vice versa. It looks 
now that the war has added to religious indifference, which 
may be a Sunday school problem but it Avon't be solved at 
Tokyo any quicker than in the United States. 

C. How shall the expen.ses be met? The solution submitted 
was that every Sunday school should pay ten cents per 
capita. 

Is this the greatest objective our schools can have, to 
send somebody to a convention on the other side of the 
globe? Furthermore, there is the remotest possibiliy that 
this representative Avill ever visit your school and you Avill 
get a report through the Evangelist, Avhereas you can get 
an official report through your state headquarters and still 
have derived the same benefit and still haA'e youi' ten cents 
per capita to send your own pastor who is too poor to at- 
tend even a state convention or better yet, send your Avhole 
corps of officers of the .school to a state or national conven- 
tion on the same amount that you otherwise Avould give to 
have one man go to Tokyo and you and the Brethren church 
in general will be benefited in the exact proportion to the 
number of representatives from all the schools sent to some 
convention, instead of all the schools sending one. There 
can be no argument advanced that the benefit from a state 
or national convention visited by several fi'om each school 
would not be far more beneficial than one report fi'ojn To- 

Now dear readers, the amount needed for this trip was 



not mentioned. Do you know that the least estimate yet was 
$800 (eight hundred dollars) two years ago and that a 
thousand will not cover it noAV? Can you think of anything 
that a thousand dollars could be used for that would be 
moi-e beneficial to us and others than for a single person to 
go to this Tokyo convention? As I write, I have two letters 
before me. One is an appeal from, the starving oi'phans of 
the "Near East." The other is a receipt for $50 sent them, 
and the statement that these orphanages are supported by 
our contributions alone and exactly in proportion as we help, 
or not, shall these starving children live or die. If my Sun- 
day school takes up a ten cents per capita offering it will be 
with that fine missionary objective that saves lives now. Dare 
any man, church, or Sunday school spend a $1,000 to go to 
Tokyo while children ai-e staiwing? From our 25,070 Sun- 
day school members ten cents per capita would amount to 
$2,507.00. Will it pay to spend that much to send a delegate 
to Tokyo' 
Last. Who Shall Go ? 

Of course, no one, is my answer, unle.ss you think that 
the Japanese can't get along -without a representative from 
the Bi'ethren church of Avhich they have never heard. 

So, in reply to the request of my good friends at Water- 
loo, that the rest of the Sunday schools should tell Avhat they 
"think," I .submit this as being what I think. 

Lanark, Illinois. 



On to Tokyo. By Mollle Gans Griffin 

I was interested in the suggestion that it Avould be a 
nice thing if the Brethren church could be rcpi'esented at 
the World's Sunday School Convention at Tokyo, Japan. I 
Avould like to see our church represented. 

It would be a great benefit for us to have some one 
there. The report he would give and the in.spiration and 
vision he M^kjuld give to the schools as he would go about 
among the schools would help us wonderfully. What an in- 
spiration it Avotild be for one of our men to a.ssociate with 
such men as Marion LaAvrence, Frank L. Brown, Prof. 
Atheam and others of like caliber for two months ! How it 
would improve our Sunday school ititerests in our church 
paper and our Sunday school literature to have some one 
go M'ith that group of expert Sunday school Avorkers and 
Avrite pen pictures of the trip from start to finish ! I believe 
it Avould pay us to send some one. 

My husband spends all his time in Sunday school Avork 
except in mid-siunmer and Ave Avere planning to go to 
Tokyo. But Ave are plain farmers and cannot go. It 
Avould cost lis each $480 from the Pacific coast. Counting 
the extra clothes and curios Ave Avotild Avant to bring back, 
it Avould cost us both about $1,500. We Avould like to see 
somebody go. At the International Sunday School Conven- 
tion at Buffalo, Ave saAV at the Pilgrims' Banquet great pan- 
oramic vieAvs of the trip through Japan. The scenes were 
great and Ave were convinced that this convention will be the 
most noted gathering that has eA'er come together in the 
Orient. 

NoAv, I Avould like to throAV a bouquet at Brother 
Gnagey, Avho has made our Sunday school literature all these 
years and nominate him to go. 

I Avill give ten dollars to start a fund to send some one. 
Brethren, get busy, the berths for Pennsylvania are nearly 
all gone. 

Smithfield, Pcnn.sylvania. 



Equanimity, in every condition of life, is a noble attri- 
bute. — Cicero. 



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J. A. Garber 

PRESIDENT 



Our Young People at Work 



G. C. Carpenter 

SECRETARY 



Inspiration for Your Christian Endeavor Work, ^y ^- ^- 



Witter 



One of the most effective ways of awakemng our so- 
cieties to the riches of our Gospel privileges is to lead them 
in the study of what the Gospel is accomplishing in mission 
lands. Mission study classes are following some of the most 
fascinating pages of human history. What can be more 
thrilling than to watch the effect of the Gospel of Christ 
as it brings hope and joy and freedom to the sin-fettered 
lives of gloom and helplessness in unevangelized lands. 

Where the number of Christian Endeavorers who could 
be included in a mission study class is very small it might be 
a splendid plan for the Christian Endeavor and the Wo- 

L man's Missionary Society to combine their classes and all 

f together study the wonderful accomplishments and possibil- 
ities of medical missions in "A Crusade of Compassion for 
the Healing of the Nations." In this work Dr. Belle J. Al- 
len brings to the reader the inspiration of her own rich ex- 
perience as a medical missionary. This book has a stirring 
appeal for the Endeavoi'cr bringing to his view the thou- 

i sands who have never known medical aid or Gospel truth. 

I Combined classes of C. E. and W. M. S. members will receive 

credit for mission study for both the C. E. and the W. M. S. 

Where there are enough Christian l^hideavor members 

to form a class of their own it might be well for them to 

study one of the splendid books on one of the fields where 



our own missionaries are at work. If your society has never 
studied "An African Trail" by Miss Jean Kenyon Macken- 
zie, they will find a great spiritual uplift if they follow the 
influence of Christ on darkest Africa as told by this accom- 
plished author A^dio is also an experienced missionary and 
thorough student of both divine and human nature. "The 
Lure of Africa" by Patton is equally interesting. 

Christian Endeavorers, you can do no greater service for 
your own society and for the cause of Christ than to interest 
a group of your fellow-Endeavorers in a mission study class. 
Right now in the long winter evenings is a splendid time to 
interest your society. The hours spent in the reading of the 
work of Christ in mission lands will be filled with rich spir- 
itual treasure for the members of the class. Will you bring 
this work to the attention of your society at its next meet- 
ing? 

(Note. — The mission study books, "A Crusade of Com- 
passion" paper, 35c; cloth, 50e ; and "An African Trail" 
paper, 15c; cloth, 25c; may be had from The Central Com- 
mittee on United Study of Foreign Missions, M. H. Levis, 
Agent, West Medford, Massachusetts. The Missionary Edu- 
cation Movement, 160 Fifth Avenue, New York, supplies all 
kinds of helpfid literature). 

Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. 



Christian Endeavor Specials. By Prof, j. a. Garber 



AS OTHERS SEE THE PAGEANT 

The writer continues to receive hearty commendations 
relative to the pageant entitled "The Crusade of Sacrificial 
Service." 

Dr. 0. T. Deever, General Secretary of the Young Peo- 
ples' Work of the United Brethren in Christ writes the fol- 
lowing : "I thank you very much for the pageant. It is very 
fine. If you will send me three dozen copies I shall be glad 
to pay for them." 

A more lengthy note comes from Rev. James DeForest 
Murch, the present Superintendent of the Service Depart- 
ment of The Ohio Christian Endeavor Union. He voices his 
sentiments in this striking manner: "I want to thank you 
for sending me a copy of your Life Work Pageant, "THE 
CRUSADE OF SACRIFICIAL SERVICE. ' ' It could be used 
with helpfulness by any Christian Endeavor Society. If it 
were not for the fact that the forms for the March OHIO 
ENDEAVORER are closed, I would say something about it 
in the Service Department. I shall be glad to say a word 
concerning it in the April issue." 

EXPERTIZE YOUR SOCIETY 

The Christian Endeavor Expert is not so rare an indi- 
vidual as some of you who belong to societies that have never 
taken up this work, might think. Only as one becomes an 
Expert, authorized to sign the significant C. E. E. after his 
name, and entitled to wear the C double E pin, does he be- 
come a real Endeavorer in every sense of the word. 

The Expert understands the use of the prayermeeting ; 
he is sure of the interpretation of the pledge ; there is no 
doubt in his mind as to the meaning of the business meeting ; 
he is acquainted with Christian Endeavor history ; knows its 
principles; can tell you its fundamentals; is in tune with its 
program. He knows the president's job; the place where 
the lend-a-hand committee best fits in; he knows how to 
judge a beginner from an active Endeavorer and can tell an 
associate member from an Alumnus. In fact he is thorough- 
ly conversant with the duties of all the offices and what is 
expected of the committees. 

There is no better month in all the 7ear to begin getting 



youi- society in line, than January. Decide now to qualify 
on item number six of Ohio's Loyalty Standards. "The 
efficiency chart in active operation, beginning anew on or 
after September 1st, 1919." It takes experts to make a 
good efficiency rating. 

Organize a class, order some textbooks, and begin. Give 
examinations and award the certificates to all who qualify. 
Give us a chance to explain to you how to do it. 

The above from the "Ohio Endeavorer" shows how 
others regard Expert Endeavor. A class will enable your 
society to qualify on "Point 10" of our Four Year Chal- 
lenge. Let us help you . 

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA 

Mrs. Carl Grose, the Field Secretary of the Endeavor so- 
cieties of Pemisylvania sends a most favorable report. She 
gives an account of her visit to the Third chixrch at Johns- 
town. One of the first things mentioned is the fact that this 
society is very atcive. Mr. M. S. Stutzman, a returned sol- 
dier, is the hustling president. While there Mrs. Grose was 
privileged to meet with the Christian Endeavor cabinet and 
also shared in a regular meeting. In the cabinet meeting 
plans were discussed for the future work of the society. 
Many other things pertaining directly to their new program 
were also dealt with in a proper manner. Their j)resident 
seems to have the i=\'ork well in hand and the future success 
of the organization is already assured. It might be men- 
tioned in this connection that Brother George Jones is the 
pastor of this congregation and that the society itself was 
re-organized two years ago. In the regular meeting Mrs. 
Grose addressed the society and emphasized definite service 
as an essential in Christian Endeavor work. An unusual 
program was rendered. A full house, splendid music and a 
fine spirit are the three elements that add greatly to the suc- 
cess of this society. The report is closed with the statement 
tiiat more societies ought to follow the plans of Johnstown 
third. 

I will ever be doing something ; that either God when he 
Cometh, or Satan when he tempteth, may find me busied.— 
Joseph Hall, 



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SEND ALL MOISTET FOE 

General Home, Kentucky and 

Foreign Missions to 



MISSIONS 



WILLLAJM A. GEAEHAET 
General Missionary Secretary 
906 Conover Bldg., Dayton, O. 



Home Mission Notes. By G. C. Carpenter 



Mmrcie, Indiana 

We have learned indirectlj' that the Goshen 
brethren made a very generous financial gift 
toward the new church building fund. This 
was accomplished through the personal solici- 
tation by, Brother J. L. Ejnimel, pastor of 
the Muneie church. Brother Kimmel holds a 
large place in the hearts of the Goshen peo- 
ple. . 

Fort Scott, Kansas 

Brother G. T. Konk is giving time and 
thought to the work at Tort Scott, as he sees 
a great opportunity for building up a strong 
church there. He reports that a regular pas- 
tor has not yet been secured and that is 
their greatest need at present. Brother Konk 
states that the place calls for a strong and 
consecrated man. 



Peru, Indiana 

Witii all the hindrances of the past year the 
Sunday school annual report for 1919 was 
commendable. The average attendance was 
84 and the average offering $8.54. Placing 
the Evangelist on the Honor Eoll was one 
of the worthwhile victories of the year. The 
"flu" epidemic here is worse than last year 
and has cut down church attendance. 

Lost Creek, Kentucky 

There was quite a change in the corps of 
workers at Eiverside Institute recently. 
Brother and Sister Pearce resigned and left 
for Montreal, Canada, where Brother Pearce 's 
father was very sick. Sister Woodmansee is 
now teaching the school at Krypton. Broth- 
er and Sister Teall and Sister Hade returned 



Great Student Volunteer Convention at Des Moines, Iowa: 

By Miss Clara J. Raad 



The most cosmopolitan student conference 
ever assembled, held its first session Wednes- 
day afternoon, December 31, 1919, when 
8,000 delegates swept into the coliseum from 
40 nations and nationalities, to open discus- 
sion as to the great work of carrying the 
light of Christianity into the dark corners 
of the world. 

As the ' ' Des Moines Capital ' ' expressed it, 
"They were just regular young people, those 
student volunteers." Yet a most promising 
alert and keen eyed lot was that big delega- 
tion which long before the scheduled meeting 
time, began to pack the Coliseum from floor 
to ceiling. And until the meeting opened it 
seemed that the roof would fairly fly off as 
with lusty voices the many students gave their 
college yells. 

Seated in section by states, there was 
some keen rivalry between the different con- 
tingents. The Canadian students ripped the 
air with their college yells. Prom the right 
hand side of the balcony came a roar from 
the Ohio students, and high above, delegates 
from the Badger state sang, "On Wisconsin," 
to be almost drowned out on the last note by 
Minnesota's Ski-TJ-Moh.. 

In the froAt of the house, the big group of 
foreign students, representing Africa, Arabia, 
Central America, China, India, Bermuda and 
Ceylon, Japan and Korea, Europe, Latin and 
Greek counties of Mexico, Oceania, Persia, 
Philippines, Siam and Straits Settlements, 
South America, Turkey, West Indies and other 
countries, sat quietly, taking no part in the 
yelling, but smiling with appreciation at the 
noise and color about them. 

Flags of the Allies, and gay bunting con- 
cealed the beams and supports of the coliseum. 
Palms and flags decorated the big platform, 
upon which sat the missionaries at home on 
furlough, and speakers and leaders of promi- 
nence at the convention sessions. 

As the hour for the meeting approached the 
roar of college yells grew louder. But sud- 



denly as John R. Mott, who presided at every 
session, stepped out and raised the gavel, the 
house became quiet. Splendid order was main- 
tained throughout the entire conference. 
With the exception of twice, there was no ap- 
plause. The great assemblage maintained a 
c^uietness that was intense and attention that 
showed deep interest. Scarcely a restless head 
or hand moved throughout the sessions. Noisy 
enthusiasm had changed to interest, and an 
intense interest that was superior to every 
other emotion. The delegates were busy with" 
pencils and notebooks following carefully the 
words of the speakers. 

The happy harmony of personal devotion, 
moral executive and phychological insight 
were embodied in the chairman and other 
leaders. 

John E. Mott made the opening address. 
His deep religious devotion together with his 
business-like presentation of the purpose of 
the convention gripped the entire assembly, 
and won the strong moral support of all. 

It was inspiring to listen to such men as 
Dr. Eobert E. Speer, Sherwood Eddy and Dr. 
William H. Foulkes of New York, who is the 
leader of the New Era Movement, lay plans 
for tremendous activities for world evangeli- 
zr.tion, which they seemed confident would 
be carried out by allied strategy and the 
making of a supreme offensive. This was 
like a triumphant call to every student of 
every land, to establish such a precedent that 
the pursuit of education might also become a 
spiritual adventure. 

The Chinese student body, as well as cer- 
tain individuals whom I had the privilege of 
being with and hearing at afternoon sessions, 
were the happy embodiment of searching 
psychological insight. It was not without 
irony that they pictured how American civili- 
zation has impressed and affected their land 
and nation through commercial interests and 
political activities which we know have gross- 
ly misrepresented us as a Christian nation. I 
wish it were in my power to portray to you 



to their homes, having resigned also. Our 
Eiverside cabinet seems to be passing through 
an experience similar to that of President 
Wilson's cabinet at Washington. Brother 
Drushal offered his resignation too and the 
same was accepted by the Directors of the 
Mission Board but he is continuing the work. 
He writes that Brother and Sister Claude 
Akens have arrived and are teaching. Mrs. 
Akens was formerly Miss Geneva Strode, a 
niece of Mrs. Drushal. Both Brother and Sis- 
ter Akens have taught several years at Eiv- 
erside. The other teachers are Miss Bessie 
Hooks of Mosgrove, Pa., and John Watts of 
Lost Creek. Miss Bethke is stiU assisting in 
the work. Brother Drushal writes that school 
is going on with full attendance. 

It's Spirit and Personnel 

some of the fervor and enthusiasm which char- 
acterized this keen-eyed world element which 
is getting its training in our colleges and uni- 
versities. They are not narrow, but interna- 
tional and so full of ambition and aspiration 
for their country that even as guests in an 
American city, they made bold to say, and that 
without fear, "We can not look to Europe or 
America for the principles of the foundation 
for our new civilization. The salvation of 
China must come from within, through God by 
native Chinese trained in leadership and in 
Christianity. Europe and America are not 
what we came expecting to find them. It is 
true, we owe them much, but in establishing 
our ideals we must use great precaution. That 
which is good we should adopt and improve 
upon. But their civilization is bad at the 
core. The Christjanity which we must strive 
to establish, must present to the commercial 
world of China, mental independence, econom- 
ic independence and interindependence only 
this will establish co-operation and power. Ah 
no, The alien is not the only one in this coun- 
try who needs Americanization. 

Mrs. Bennett, President of the Women's 
Council of the Home Missionary Board, urged 
that we all work to the end that even in their 
generation, every missionary to foreign lands 
n^ay point to Christian America from whence 
he came, assuring his hearers that their breth- 
ren who have gone over there to complete 
their education, will return with something far 
more valuable to them than a new language, 
changed customs and clothes. This means that 
we must identify our purpose with our princi- 
ples. 

Stevenson gave us a vision of this new 
world when he described it as a confused and 
bewildered world. He said, "It is plastic now 
to a degree that can not be determined. But 
it is soon to be set and definitely molded." 
AVhat influence have you in the final forma- 
tion? (It is essential that the work which 
might have been done in a century, be done 
in the hour of the setting sun. Therefore let 



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us lend ourselves to service, not to selfish 
ends. We as students can not escape in one 
way or the other, becoming builders in the 
new world order. 

We have all heard a great aeal about John 
E. Mott, but perhaps none of you have heard 
M rs. Mott 's name mentioned in connection 
with his great work. It was my invaluable 
privilege to hear her talk to the foreign girls 
of the convention. This was a comparatively 
small assemblage and it was therefore possible 
to get the full benefit of her lovely personal- 
ity. Hers was not a studied message, but a 
heart to heart talk with the girls. In her 
eyes glowed a deep interest and concern. Her 
whole being seemed to radiate a wholesome 
influence which could not be resisted. No moth- 
er could be more adored by her children than 
i-3 Mrs. Mott by the girls who there came un- 
der her immediate influence. She was the 
personification of her own statement, ' ' To 
live with people is to learn to .love them. ' ' 

Among the other outstanding characters of 
the convention were Kenneth Saunders, Mr. 
Nunez and E. T. Sein. Mr. Saunders, for 
some years a Y. M. C. A. worker in India, 
reflected in his personality the joy and sat- 
isfaction he had found in serving God in the 
noble calling which he had chosen. 

In quoting Mr. Nunez, a Peruvian and stu- 
dent of Dr. White 's Bible school, New York, 



I see a young man of strong determination 
and lofty purpose and wish we might catch 
his spirit. "We in South America appreciate 
so much what your country is doing for us. 
We would like to bring all of South America 
here to see the great work of the Student Vol- 
unteers. But we will take our teachings home 
with us." 

Then there was E. T. Sein, a promising- 
young Mexican, so brim full of enthusiasm, 
fire and fervor that with his red hair and 
piercing blue eyes he will remain a never-to- 
be forgotten character. He revealed how the 
various commercial interests of the United 
Slates had invaded his country and exploited 
the labor, worked its rich mines and agiicul- 
tural districts and blurred the democratic 
principles for which the true Christian Amer- 
ican stands. Mr. Sein appealed to the dele- 
gates to help take Christianity into Mexico 
as a means of putting the country on a sound 
economic and religious basis. 

Dr. Carl Frier of Stockholm, Dr. Henroit 
of Switzerland and Dr. Eutgers of Holland 
were living examples of the spirit of the con- 
vention. In their deeply, spiritual words there 
was that underlying moral executive and hu- 
man understanding which bridged all barriers 
and made us all one great brotherhood. 

Dr. Endicot of Toronto and Dr. H. Cox of 
New York, are men of great vision and pur- 



pose. They spoke in concrete and specific 
terms, .portraying in intimate word pictures 
the conditions as they exist, sparing neither 
our America nor any other nation. They 
pointed out that no nation should be spared 
the service it ought to render. We should 
teach by our example, that success comes by 
leadership, through service. 

It is not necessary here to more than men- 
tion the names of J. Campbell White, Dr. 
James I. Vance, Dr. Mackenzie, Dean Brown 
of Yale, Bishop McDowell and Dr. 'Zweamer, 
that great teacher and missionary of Arabia, 
to give you a vision of their great personali- 
ties. But to sit and listen- to their messages 
and to feel that subtle influence which has 
swayed so many audiences, is indeed to be 
privileged. Oh, how the things that are truly 
great enlarge our visions and give us new 
vigor. But no less inspiring were the up- 
turned expectant faces in the assembly. Here 
a black one, there a yellow one, fairly, drink- 
ing in the messages. Gray haired missionar- 
ies looked hopefully out over the great stu- 
dent body as if to say. We know we can de- 
pend upon you who are young and vigorous, 
whose minds are being educated and whose 
lives are consecrated to the service of God 
and man, to respond to this new and larger 
vision and take up our work of sacrificial ser- 
vice. 



NEWS FROM THE FIELD 



BROTHER WISE ON THE PITTSBURGH 
JUBILEE 

To the congregations and members of the 
Brethren church, greeting: You .doubtless re- 
member a visit I made to your churches and 
in your homes, in the interest of the - irst 
Brethren church of Pittsburgh, Pa. You also 
remember I told you if you would raise them 
a certain amount, we would save the church. 
Well, the amount was subscribed, and the 
greater part paid, which greatly, encouraged 
the struggling church, so they went to work 
fully determined to see the debt paid. I am 
glad to report to you that with much self- 
sacrifice and hard work they have reached the 
goal. With Eev. H. M. Harley, as commander- 
in-chief, who has been their pastor for the 
last five years, and has received a unanimous 
call for the sixth, with a handsome raise in 
salarj', they went over the top with a good 
surplus for repaids. On the 23rd of Januaiy 
they burned the mortgage, this date being the 
thirtieth annniversary of the church. There 
were but four of the thirteen original organ- 
izers present. They were, Mr. and Mrs. D. K. 
Bole, Sister Belle and Nettie Reynolds; they 
with Brother Ira C. Wilcox made five of the 
27 charter members present. So you see the 
number of the original members are but few. 
Some have moved away and a number have 
gone to their reward. Their vacant chairs and 
a remembrance of their social life among us 
caused a tinge of sorrow to be mingled with 
our joy on' this occasion. And yet if they may 
know what is passing here, the smoke of that 
old mortgage and the sound of our jubilation 
made heaven just a little sweeter for them. I 
am sure if all of you who helped make this 
jubilee possible could have been present at the 
service on the evening of January 21 at which 
time Brother A. D. Gnagey preached the an- 
niversary sermon and on the 22nd to have 
heard the addresses and the musical program, 
both vocal and instrumental and also the read- 
ings, then again on the 23 when the jubilee 



reached a climax ■« ith speeches by all the 
charter members, the pastor and others and 
the burning of the mortgage and a banquet, 
I say if you could have joined in all those 
festivities, and have looked into the happy 
faces of the members of the Pittsburgh 
church, you would have thanked God you had 
been given a chance to help make that jubi- 
lee possible. 

I want here, in behalf of the Pittsburgh 
church, to express heart-felt gratitude for your 
contributions which you so cheerfully made 
just for the asking, without any begging. God 
bless you all most abundantly. And for my- 
self, I say many, many thanks for the service 
rendered by many of you in directing me 
around among your people, and to all with 
whom we visited, for your prayers and sym- 
pathy, which we so much needed. God bless 
all, even any that may not have been in sym- 
pathy with our work at that time. And now 
for the church, it is located in one of our 
gi'eat cities and any. of our ministers travel- 
ing east or west I think will find a hearty 
welcome by both pastor and people, if they 
could arrange with the pastor to stop over any 
Lord's day and dispense some of the good 
news they are scattering around. Well, my 
article is growing too long so I will close. 
Your ever grateful brother in Christ. 
HENEY WISE, 
Parkersburg, W. Va. 

FIELD REPORT OF EVANGELISTIC 
LEAGUE 

The Hamlin Meeting 

We were limited for time in the Hamlin 
meeting, being able to give them only two 
weeks and three days. 

This is a .small congregation and has been 
without a .pastor for some time. We found 
here some of God's own faithful and earnest 
ones. They have a good Sunday school and 
a fine crowd of young people who can certain- 
ly sing the Gospel. The activities of "the 



church have been kept up even with no pas- 
tor. 

The attendance was good and more than 
filled the church on Sunday nights. The meet- 
ing gave the church a boost, helped the mem- 
bers and a goodly number accepted Christ 
and united with the church. The church here 
must have a pastor and they are a people who 
will support the right man. 

May we not overlook our smaller churches 
and their need. There is no use of letting 
some of our churches die for lack of encour- 
agement and help, and talk new fields that 
will require much money, strong men and 
years to develop as far along as thosS" we 
let die by neglect. 

Kansas needs preachers. Ft. Scott and 
other places with church buildings in this 
state, if neglected much longer will be no 
more. With money in the district mission 
treasury and a fruitful field this need should 
be met. 

First Encounter with "Flu" 

I came direct from Kansas to Pittsburgh to 
assist Brother Harley in a meeting. For the 
first time this year I am up against the " flu " 
epidemic. While it is of a milder form than 
last year, yet the memory of its ravages keep 
people from coming to public gatherings. 

So far the services have been poorly at- 
tended and while I question the advisability 
of continuing, Brother Harley and the mem- 
bers have insisted that we continue at least 
for two weeks. So we will do the best we can 
under the circumstances. 
In his service, 

W. S. BELL. 



CENTER CHAPEL, INDIANA 

Complying with the plan of State Confer- 
ence it was the writer's privilege to spend 
two weeks in an evangelistic effort with the 
Brethren at Center Chapel near Eoann, Indi- 
ana. I was pastor of this little flock in the 
earlier years of my ministry and it was a real 
pleasure to meet many of my old friends and 



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break the bread of life to them once more. 
Brother Jacob Flora's was headquarters for 
us during the meeting and it was like getting 
back home, for they -are real spiritual parents 
to me, having helped and encouraged me much 
in the earlier years of my ministry. 

We found things in perfect readiness for a 
revival, so the meeting started by simply 
throwing out the net. The interest was in- 
tense from the very first service. Never did 
we preach to larger and more deeply inter- 
ested audiences. Talk about weather stopping 
a revival? N.ot here. They, came through 
snow, blocked roads and zero weather to hear 
the gospel and you would not be surprised to 
know that God rewards such loyalty. On 
Monday before leaving for home we led 14 
into the baptismal waters and baptized them 
into Christ. At the same time and place 
Brother W. E. Eonk baptized two others, a 
husband and wife who came out in our 
meeting, but will place their membership at 
Eoann. These with others by reconsecration 
and statement gave the body of believers a 
total of 22 additions. Many were men and 
heads of families and will mean much to the 
cause, in that community. 

We taade the common mistake of closing too 
soon. Another week would have added many 
more. We are hoping that the ungleaned har- 
vest shall not perish but that it shall be gath- 
ered in due season. We have been asked to 
return for another meeting, which, if the Lord 
tarries and makes it possible, we shall gladly 
do. I want to say for Center Chapel that it 
is unlike so many rural churches in these daj'S 
in that it is a real live church and i'S actually 
doing things. It surely is a beacon light and 
a mighty power for God in that community. 

Brother Kenneth Eonk, the youngest of the 
four Eonk brothers, is the new pastor, is do- 
ing nice work and his services are highly ap- 
preciated. He was with me during the meet- 
ing, leading the song service, assisting in per- 
sonal work and helping in many ways to 
make the meeting a success. I found him a 
true and congenial yoke-fellow indeed. I be- 
speak for him and his church a prosperous fu- 
ture. 

As for myself I enjoyed the days immense- 
ly. I shall not soon forget the many kind- 
nesses and the many encouraging words from 
the Brethren. If all our churches were as ap- 
preciative of the ministry as Center Chapel 
there wouldn 't be so many going on strikes 
or dying with frost-bite. 

We are indeed sorry, that this must be our 
final meeting for the year. We love the work 
and it is dearer to us than any other, but 
other ,duties call us despite the calls that come 
to us for evangelistic services. My prayer is 
that the Lord will graciously bless his church 
and his ministry in these later days that many 
souls shall come to him, ' '-whom to know 
aright is life eternal." C. C. GEIS80. 

North Liberty, Indiana. 



CANTON HAPPENINGS 

Since it hath been declared in the columns 
of this publication not long since that "He 
that tooteth not his own horn, it shall not be 
tooted," therefore we are going to "toot" a 
bit. I know that it has been some time since 
a blast was heard from this region, and be- 
cause it might be inferred that we are sleep- 
ing or just shirking, therefore this report. 
We have not made any great stir over here 
in the eastern part of Ohio, but we hope to 
be considered still alive. 

Ever since the first week in November 
there has been something about the work of 
the Canton congregation. Beginning on No- 
vember 4th, the Ohio State Conference met 
with the congregation here, and the church 
enjoyed four days of rich spiritual uplift, 
with the splendid addresses of the conference 
sessions and the fellovrship of the entertain- 
ing brethren with their visiting brethren and 
friends. As previously planned. Brother W. S. 
Bell was present on the opening night of the 
conference to begin a three weeks' campaign 



for souls, and most ably did he fill the place 
to which the congregation had called him. 
Canton is one of the most difficult points at 
which to conduct an evangelistic campaign 
that the writer knows of, and yet despite all 
hindrances there was a total of eighteen peo- 
ple influenced by the services to begin a closer 
walk with the Savior of souls. Of this num- 
ber eleven were received into full membership 
with the church, and others may yet come 
with us. These days when one Us telling us 
the church has failed and another is saying it 
is a glorious success, it is difficult to get men 
to make an out and out surrender, so some 
are yet undecided. Brother Bell left with the 
good wishes of the Canton brethren, as well 
as a very substantial material proof of their 
appreciation of his services. 

It had been hoped to put some sort of a 
cantata for the Christmas programme of the 
Bible school, but delay in receiving the sam- 
jjles of the progi'ammes requested for exam- 
ination made it impossible to attempt any- 
thing so elaborate, so a very modest pro- 
gramme was prepared. The affair was quite 
successful, due in part to the very fine work 
of the orchestra which has been doing some 
consistent practicing and made a most credi- 
table showing on the occasion of the Chri.st- 
nias observance. 

In the matter of finances Canton is up to 
her regular standard, meeting all the calls of 
the various boards with her full quota, and 
often going over the amount asked for. The 
report of the financial secretary of this con- 
gregation for the year 1919 showed the lar- 
gest total offering from this congregation of 
any year in its history, and an increase in 
gifts in four years of over $1,600. This is 
especially, commendable it seems to me when 
we say that the increase in membership has 
not been so great in that time. 

The influenza has affected the work slightly 
again this year, but not so much as last. We 
have suffered no loss by death from the di- 
sease, and have had few dangerous cases. But 
of course it is having its influence, though we 
arc assured the worst is past for this season. 

With the coming of March 31 comes the 
close of the pastoi^l year for this congrega- 
tion. That date will mark the close of a 
four-year pastorate for us here, and after due 
consideration we have decided that it will be 
best for a change. Accordingly, after having 
served due notice to the folks here we will 
assume charge of the work at tJniontown, 
Pennsylvania. Having served these folks for 
four years in a previous pastorate we feel 
much like going home, and are looking for- 
ward to a pleasant association in the work 
of the kingdom. We have had four years of 
real fellowship with the folks here, and we 
will leave with the most sincere goo,d wishes 
for a still larger growth and an increasing 
sphere of influence for good in the city. It 
is no cinch to take care of the work of the 
church at this place, but we pray for the Can- 
ton brethren that they be led wisely in their 
choice of a man, and that the new pastor may 
have given to him a full measure of the grace 
which is from on high. 

DYOLL BELOTE. 



CLAY CITY, INDIANA 

This new year opens with good prospects 
and a firm determination on the part of the 
good people of the Clay City church to make 
this Victory Year the best yet in their his- 
tory. The past year has brought adde,d num- 
bers and encouragement so we can enter on 
1920 with added momentum. We are expect- 
ing to make all or nearly all of the goals set 
in the Four Year Program by conference time. 
Our Sunday school is under the able leader- 
ship of Brethren Eoush and Coan, who are 
planning for big things through the Sunday 
school. Some new equipment has been already 
added which will greatly aid the work. Last 
year the school made a gain of over 25 per- 
cent on the average attendance. Our Chris- 
tian Endeavor is a live wire and is doing 



commendable work. We expect it to be one 
of the societies in the Southern Indiana dis- 
trict that will meet the "Four Year Chal- 
lenge. ' ' A class in Christian Endeavor Ex- 
pert has been organized and meets each week 
following the prayer service. At the busi- 
ness meeting the other week, it was voted to 
send the Brethren Evangelist to 100 percent 
of the homes. This makes the third, year that 
Clay City has been on the Honor Eoll, and 
they consider it a good investment. The 
church also planned to make some, needed re- 
pairs on the parsonage in the near future. 

Several weeks ago Eobert Goshorn came 
home on a vacation and visit with his par- 
ents, and filled our pulpit on Sunday morn- 
ing. This was his first sermon to his home 
people and it was highly appreciated by all. 

Not long after we sent in our last report, 
we went over to the Wednesday evening ser- 
vice and found an unusually large crowd as- 
sembled in the church auditorium. We did not 
suspect anything extraordinary, as there is 
generally a large attendance at our prayer 
meeting here. We had a fine service. Then 
we were asked to meet with a committee in 
the Sunday school room. When we opene,d 
the door it looked as though a corner of the 
grocery dejiartment of Brother Burger's store 
had been moved up. After trying to say 
thank you, all hands helped to transport the 
store across the street to the parsonage pan- 
try where we have taken it iu charge ever 
since. I think it was all real nice of them. 
We were also remembered at Christmas time. 

If our editor will permit the space we might 
add, that the churches of the community have 
recently formed an interchureh committee to 
look after the social, moral and recreational 
life of the community. It proposes to make 
the influences of the church to be felt in the 
life of the community. In this day of com- 
mercialized and pandering amusements our 
churches must be awake. The New Year was 
begun with a Community Day; a speaker 
from Purdue University, a program and a big 
community, "sing" were the features of the 
day. Ev^erybody pronounced it a great suc- 
cess. I might add that our Brethren gave 
good account of themselves on the program. A 
religious Chautauqua is being promoted for 
the summer. 

S. C. HENDEESON. 



COLLEGE NEWS 

I have been working lately over the names 
wuich we have here of former students and 
Alumni with a ^iew to interesting them in 
the advancement of the college. An organ- 
ization has been partially eft'ected, called the 
Ashland College Alumni Forward Movement, 
of which Mr. A. H. Lichty, class of 1906, is 
chairman; Professor J. A. Garber, class of 
1907, alumni secretary, and Martin Shively, 
class of 1890 executive secretary. This is the 
committee referred to in my report of the 
meeting of the College Board. 

The girls of the school have given loyal aid 
in cataloging these names and addressing the 
envelopes. We have now, not counting all the. 
special departments for many of the enroll- 
ments in these were very young people, in 
some cases children, 994 names listed. This 
takes the record back to 1882, although some 
names are wholly lost. 

The copy for the first communication is 
now in press and ought to reach former stu- 
dents inside of a few days. When Brother 
Shively arrives on the gi'ound, he will take 
charge of this matter. 

The following letter from the Law School 
of Harvard University will illustrate the fact 
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uot because of our size, but of the quality of 
Vvork done: 

" I am glad to tell you that Mr. Gougwer, 
a graduate of Ashland College, will be qual- 
ified for admission, to this school in regular 
standing upon merely presenting at the timei 
of registration his diploma of graduation. 
School will open next fall on Monday, Sep- 
tember 27th and registration will take place 
that day. or during the preceding week. — 
Kiohard Arnes, Dean." 

Some of the students from the college and 
Professor J. A. Garber attended the Pastor's 
Conference called by the Interchureh >.orld 
Movement at Columbus last week. They met 
there some of the other Ohio Brethren pastors. 
They report a very inspirational meeting. 

Friday evening of last week, the college 
held a social in honor of Brother Beachler 
and family who are soon to move to Water- 
loo. They have earned a warm spot in our 
hearts here and will be greatly missed from 
the "Hill." 

On Wednesday evening, a Fathers ' and Sons ' 
supper was held in the dining room of the 
dormitory, which was well attended and help- 
ful. 

There are no cases now of influenza among 
the college people. 

I hope, you have read my report of the 
Board meeting in last issue. There were some 
other matters transacted which are waiting 
further action, when they will be reported. 



CAMPAIGN NOTES 

I am reporting for two churches this week 
— Mansfield and Kittman. I was at Mans- 
field on Januaiy 25th. Brother Rowsey is the 
pastor of this flock but because of illness on 
his part at just that time I was deprived of 
his presence and help in the canvass of his 
congregation. I always feel myself seriously 
handicapped when there is not a pastor with 
me on the field. Mansfield is not as strong 
numerically as many of the Ohio churches 
and naturally could not hit the endowment 
cause as hard as many other churches have 
hit it. Nevertheless I had a pleasant stay in 
this congregation, and found not a few peo- 
ple anxious to have some part in the cause. 

The result was a little more than $300 
when I left and it may j'et be raised to 
$500. Brother Hars'cy Beal's home was my 
home; and many preachers in times past have 
found just what I found, viz., that this is a 
very cordial, homelike place to stop. I feel 
very much indebted to Brother and Sister 
Beal for their kind, and genuine hospitality. 
Kittman. 

Rittman is a very nice, busy little town on 
the Erie railroad, about 30 miles east of 
Ashland. In this town we have a small but 
very earnest, faithful congregation. Dr. J. 
Allen Miller has served this church for a cou_ 
siderable time as pastor; and during the re- 
cent months Brother I. D. Bowman held in 
this congregation a splendid meeting. So I 
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standing the fact that they have to worship 
in a hall and keenly feel the need of a 
church building. I certainly wish the way 
might open for these good people to have 
soon the building they so much want. 

But in spite of local desires and local plans 
Rittman was ready to hear my proposition, 
but Rittman did more than merely hear — 
when she heard she acted. I meet some 
folks who are surely fine listeners, but after 
the talking is all done and it comes time to 
get right down to .definite things and enlist 
v>'ith cash, or a note or a Liberty Bond they 
are such poor actors. Rittman acted; and 
v.-nen I announce that Rittman gave $500 for 
endowment let it be clearly understood that 
that was very fine. Dr. Miller has a perfect 
right to feel proud of what his congregation 
has done. And I am sure it must be a real 
source of satisfaction to Dr. Miller to see this 
tEingible proof of the interest of his people 
in the institution to which he has given so 
much of his life. I was in this charge on 
February 15th, and the Brenneman home 
was my stopping place. I was also shown 
rare kindness in the Sheets home, also in the 
Wertz home in Wadsworth. In addition to 
these names I shall also remember the Millers, 
and Pettits, and the Bakers, and the xlolmes 
and the Krafts. Our Rittman people are a 
true, loyal people, and I covet for them God 'a 
richest blessing. 

This brings the mercury now to $140,500. 
Sickness everywhere has greatly hindered me 
for the last several weeks. But we are hop- 
ing for better things in the near future. 
WM. H. BEACHLER, 
Campaign Secretary. 



BRETHREN MINISTERS AT COLUMBUS 

In connection with the Interchureh Pastor's 
Conference at Columbus the Brethren minis- 
ters in attendance held a denominational 
meeting on Wednesday morning. The follow- 
ing persons were present: J. A. Garber, E. M. 
Riddle, B. F. Owen, H. M. Oberholtzer, A. L. 
Lynn, C. E. Beekley, G. W. Kinzie, E. A. Row- 
sey, J. S. Cook. Others attending the gener- 
al sessions were J. P. Horlacher and S. E. 
Christiansen. 

As one of the denominational representa- 
tives named by the late Ohio Conference J. A. 
Garber was asked to preside. On motion E. 
M. Riddle was chosen secretary. Prayer was 
offered by H. M. Oberholtzer. There followed 
a free and frank discussion of three questions, 
proposed by the chairman as an outline: 1. 
What is the Interchureh World Movement as 
to origin, aims and methods? 2. What should 
be the attitude of Brethren to the Move- 
ment? 3. To what extent does it afford an 
opportunity, to emphasize the goals of our 
Four Year Program? 

Some of the thoughts brought out in the 
discussion were as follows: Generally the 
brethren appeared to be favorably impressed 
with the aim and spirit of the Movement. All 
were amazed at the bigness of her task and 
the littleness of the Church's previous pro- 
grams as revealed through the findings of the 
several surveys.. All were encouraged with 
the hope of getting these much needed facta 



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before our people with the use of charts, 
graphics and pictures, devised aud used by 
the Movement. All felt that we should share 
in the teaching and emphasis called for in the 
program schedule, such as, Stewardship in 
February and Evangelism in March and 
April. A similar feeling prevailed relative to 
the coming financial drive, but universal re- 
gret was expressed concerning the disadvan- 
tages under which we would have to labor. In 
the absence of any definite goals announced 
by our Boards, it was decided that pastors 
and churches might work out a financial 
schedule on the basis of our Four Year Pro- 
gram with substantial increase. A twenty- 
five percent increase was suggested for both 
Home and Foreign Missions and fifty percent 
to Benevolences. It was thought that educa- 
tion should be included in the budget also. 

The sentiment of the hour was crystalized 
and expressed definitely in the following reso- 
lution: Be it resolved that those present reg- 
ister their approval of the Interchurch World 
Movement and co-operate in their respective 
churches so far as consistent with their de- 
nominational spirit and program. In addition 
each one expressed his deep gratitude in be- 
ing able to participate in this great pastor's 
conference. 

E. M. EIDDLE, Secretary. 



Our deeds determine us as much as we de- 
termine our deeds. — George Eliot. 

The love of display which permeates all 
classes; the ambition to appear "like other 
people" — that is, like people in a higher so- 
cial scale or richer than every rank; these are 
largely the causes why, so many are willing 
to purchase at a low rate the shoddy imita- 
tions of what the wealthier classes alone can 
command. — Professor Flint. 



The power of God's Word is Great, and a 
Brother aud a Christian can by means of it 
lift up and console. — Martin Luther. 

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US, when the churches of Christendom having forsaken the 
faith of their fathers and the sure Word of God, will enter 
into a gigantic and unlioly alliance, with the jDstensible pur- 
pose of conquering tlie world for Christ and establishing the 
Kingdom of God on earth. It is plainly revealed within 
God's Word that the mightiest Wolf that ever came to de- 
vour, will come to us clothed in the garments of the Great 
Shepherd of the sheep. Let not the warning of Christ be in 
vain; "There if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here ifi 
Christ, or there; believe it not. * * * Behold, I have told 
you before" (Matt. 24:23, 25). The hour of the great An- 
tagonist of our Lord is at hand. And when he first appears, 
a ' ' harlot ' ' bearuig the holy name of Christ will at the first 
dictate to him, and then be conquered and destroyed by him. 
(See Eev. 17:16). 

The Anti-Christ will be at the head of a great political 
confederacy, even a "League of Nations" (Rev. 17:12, 13). 
It is this position of power that Avill give him the power to 
overthro'w the domineering powers of the great religious con- 
federation of Christendom. As this religious confederation 
will come to the zenith of its power after the translation of 
all the true children of God "to meet the Lord in the air" 
(I Thess. 4:15-17), it will not be surprising at all to find the 
Pope of Rome at its head. An apostate church could easily 
drop into the outstretched arms of the papal enchantress. 

While this is gomg in, the children of Israel Avill be 
frantically at work rebuilding their desolate country, and 
gathering their children again into the old homeland, as is 
often foretold in the Word of God. Little do they realize 
the sorrows under the reign of the Anti-Christ that will 
again be their lot. But it will be in that very day, "even 
the time of Jacob's trouble," that the Lord of hosts will go 
forth and "break his (the Gentile) yoke from off thy neck," 
Israel, and set thy King upon his throne forevermore. 
(See Jer. 30 :1-11). Then shall the vision spoken "out of the 
mouth of the Lord" become a glorious reality. Then shall 
"The moimtains bring peace unto the people, and * * *He 
shall save tlie children of the needy, and shall break in pieces 
the oppressor" (Ps. 72:3, 4). "With the breath of his lips 



shall he slay the wicked. * * * The wolf also shall dwell 
with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; 
and the calf and the young lion and the falling together ; and 
the little child shall lead them. * * * And the lion shall eat 
straw like the ox. * * * They shall not hurt nor destroy in 
all my holy mouiitain: for the earth shall be full of the 
knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea" (Isa. 
11:4-9). Then, "The desert shall rejoice, and blossom as a 
rose" (Isa. 45:11), and "There shall be a handful of corn in 
the earth upon the top of the mountaias; the fruit thereof 
shall shake like Lebanon" (Ps. 72:16). Then, "The inliabi- 
tant shall not say, I am sick" (Is^a. 33 :24) ,— " Then the eyes 
of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall 
be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, 
and the tongue of the dumb shall slug" (Isa. 35:5, 6). Then 
"Out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the 
Lord from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the na- 
tions, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat 
their swords into plo^vshares and their spears into pruning 
hooks : nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither 
shall they learn war any more" (Isa. 2:3, 4). Then, "There 
shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man 
that hath not filled his days. * * * They shall build houses 
and inliabit them: and they shall plant vineyards, and eat 
the fruit of them. They shall not buUd and another inhab- 
it; they shall not plant and another eat" (Isa. 65:20-22). 
Then, "Of the increase of his government there shall be no 
end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom to or- 
der it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice 
from henceforth even forever." Dare any man dream that 
all this glory will be accomplished through the unregen^ 
erate arm of the flesh 1 Of that, we would despair. But, our 
sure hope is that "The zeal of the Lord of hosts will per- 
form this" (Isa. 9 :7). This is the vision "out of the mouth 
of the Lord." And in that day, "Men shall be blessed in 
him : all nations shall call him blessed. Blessed be the Lord 
God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous thirigs. And blessed 
be his glorious name forever: and let the whole earth be 
filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen!" (Psalm 72:17-19). 




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